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MWIR InSb detector with nBn architecture for high operating temperature
Author(s): J.-P. Perez; A. Evirgen; J. Abautret; P. Christol; A. Cordat; A. Nedelcu
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Paper Abstract

In this communication, we report results obtained on a new InSb/InAlSb/InSb ‘bariode’, grown by MBE on (100)- oriented InSb substrate. Because of a very weak valence band offset with InSb (~ 25meV), InAlSb is a good candidate as a barrier layer for electrons. However, due to lattice mismatch with the InSb substrate, careful growth study of InAlSb was made to insure high crystal quality. As a result, InSb-based nBn detector device exhibits dark current density equals to 1x10-9A.cm-2 at 77K: two decades lower than Insb standard pin photodiode with similar cut-off wavelength. Moreover, compared to standard pn (or pin) InSb-based photodetectors fabricated by implanted planar process or by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), we demonstrate that the reachable working temperature, around 120 K, of the InSbbased nBn detector is respectively higher than 40 K and 20 K than the previous. Such result demonstrates the potentiality of Insb detectors with nBn architecture to reach the high operating temperature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9370, Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices XII, 93700N (8 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2076141
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J.-P. Perez, Institut d'Electronique et des Systèmes, CNRS, Univ. Montpellier 2 (France)
A. Evirgen, Institut d'Electronique et des Systèmes, CNRS, Univ. Montpellier 2 (France)
SOFRADIR (France)
J. Abautret, Institut d'Electronique et des Systèmes, CNRS, Univ. Montpellier 2 (France)
SOFRADIR (France)
P. Christol, Institut d'Electronique et des Systèmes, CNRS, Univ. Montpellier 2 (France)
A. Cordat, SOFRADIR (France)
A. Nedelcu, SOFRADIR (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9370:
Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices XII
Manijeh Razeghi; Eric Tournié; Gail J. Brown, Editor(s)

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