J. Phys. III France
Volume 1, Numéro 10, October 1991
Page(s) 1669 - 1674
DOI: 10.1051/jp3:1991220
J. Phys. III France 1 (1991) 1669-1674

The two-dimensional lateral photoeffect

S. Amari

Department of Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130 U.S.A.

(Received 11 April 1991, accepted 21 June 1991)

The lateral photoeffect first observed by Wallmark has been analyzed in the one dimensional case by many investigators. Lucovsky's theory of the effect was extended by Niu et al. to take into account the finiteness of the dimensions of the device in one dimension. In this article, the two-dimensional effect is analyzed and compared to the I-D response. The linearity of the response as a function of the parameter $\alpha$ is discussed.

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