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Offline karma

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« on: January 9, 2018, 20:21 »
how do we test the convergence for photocurrent calculation.
also is the bias volatge applied  to the left and right electrodes in the device calculator setting applicable during photocurrent analysis

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Dear all,
    1.  How to calculate current density as a function of bias voltage more easily? [PHYS. REV. APPLIED 10, 014026 (2018)]
   2.  How to calculate the transmission as a function of energy for the given photon? [Nano Letters 2018 18 (11), 7275-7281 ]

Thank you very much for your help.

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Re: photocurrent
« Reply #2 on: June 4, 2019, 10:53 »
Convergence checks should be performed for the usual DFT settings.
When a good DFT simulation has been performed the kpoints and energies/energy_resolution used in the Photocurrent calculation should be checked.

A bias voltage is included in the usual way through the device calculator. Then one perform the calculation of the Photocurrent for each separate and converged device configuration at a given bias voltage.

The Photocurrent object has a query function "photocurrent.photonMediatedTransmission(photon_mode,...)" that can be used to obtain the transmissions as a function of energy for a selected photon energy index "photon_mode".
Please see the reference manual entry for Photocurrent for full description of the inputs to this query function: