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Non-Gaussian Noise Statistics in Undoped Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon

  • G. M. Khera (a1) and J. Kakalios (a1)

Abstract

Measurements of coplanar conductance fluctuations in undoped a-Si:H are described. Statistical tests show that the 1/f noise is non-Gaussian and has a power-law frequency dependent second spectrum, as observed in n-type a-Si:H. By careful consideration of the thermal history of the sample, the noise statistics are found to be different above and below the equilibration temperature, which has been associated with hydrogen diffusion. These results suggest that the non-Gaussian noise in a-Si:H is influenced by the motion of bonded hydrogen and is not significantly dependent upon doping.

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