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Solid-State UV Photodetectors Search for a Niche

As detector costs drop, applications could open up in areas as diverse as personal tanning and military sensing.

Fred Perry

Commercial solid-state UV photodetectors did not exist until around 1996 when Cree Research in Durham, N.C., began production of silicon carbide photodiodes. Since then, additional materials have debuted commercially, including GaN, AlGaN and TiO2. Because of their relative newness, these devices...Read full article

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