Compact modeling of the effects of illumination on the contact region of organic phototransistors
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AuthorRomero, Adrián; Jiménez, Carmen; González Peñalver, Jesús; López Varo, Pilar; Deen, Jamal; Jiménez Tejada, Juan Antonio
PhototransistorsThin-film transistorDevice parametersModelingContact effectsMany-objective optimizationMulti-objective evolutionary algorithmsPhotovoltaic effectPhotoconductive effect
A. Romero, C. Jiménez, J. González, P. López-Varo, M.J. Deen, J.A. Jiménez-Tejada, Compact modeling of the effects of illumination on the contact region of organic phototransistors, Organic Electronics, (2019), 70, 113-121. [10.1016/j.orgel.2019.04.008]
SponsorshipThis work was supported by projects MAT2016-76892-C3-3-R and TIN2015-67020-P funded by the Spanish Government and European Regional Development Funds (ERDF) and by “Beca de Iniciación a la Investigación para estudiantes de Grado” given by the University of Granada.
A good modeling of degrading effects in an electronic device, such as the contact region of organic phototransistors (OPTs), can be favorably used to better describe and optimize the performance of the whole device. Furthermore, a proper design of the contacts can enhance the exciton dissociation and the extraction of photogenerated charge in the device. In this work, a compact model for OPTs is developed. This model is valid for all the operation regimes of the transistors. It includes a model for the contact region of the device that incorporates the effects of illumination. The compact model and the contact region model are validated with published experimental data from several OPTs under different illumination conditions. The tool used to validate the model is an evolutionary parameter extraction procedure developed in a previous work. The results show that both photoconductive and photovoltaic effects impact the intrinsic region of the transistor, as well as the electrical behavior of the contact region. The parameters used in the contact region model are linked to these photovoltaic and photoconductive effects.