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Angular response of grating-coupled quantum well infrared photodetectors: an experimental study
Author(s): J. Le Rouzo; I. Ribet-Mohamed; N. Guerineau; M. Tauvy; H. Schneider; T. Maier
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Paper Abstract

QWIPs are nowadays considered as rather good candidates for multispectral imaging. Indeed, their narrow spectral bandwidth can be tailored by band gap engineering, and they rely on the use of the mature GaAs technology. However, a light coupling scheme, such as 2D-grating for example, is required to obtain normal incidence absorption. The geometrical parameters of this 2D-grating (grating period, etch depth of the grating) need to be optimized. This optimization is particularly difficult for dual-band pixels, since a compromise is required between the two wavelengths. This paper deals with the influence of the etch depth of the grating on the angular response of quantum well infrared photodetectors. We will first present the experimental setup which was specifically developed at ONERA to perform angular response measurements on infrared photodetectors from different technologies. The results obtained on "low-noise" QWIP samples provided by Fraunhofer-IAF will be presented and analyzed, with emphasis on the effect of the etch depth of the grating on the angular response.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5783, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXI, (31 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.603289
Show Author Affiliations
J. Le Rouzo, ONERA (France)
I. Ribet-Mohamed, ONERA (France)
N. Guerineau, ONERA (France)
M. Tauvy, ONERA (France)
H. Schneider, Fraunhofer-IAF (Germany)
T. Maier, Fraunhofer-IAF (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5783:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXI
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop, Editor(s)

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