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Quantum dot in a well infrared photodetectors for high operating temperature focal plane arrays
Author(s): S. Tsao; T. Yamanaka; S. Abdollahi Pour; I.-K. Park; B. Movaghar; M. Razeghi
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Paper Abstract

InAs quantum dots embedded in InGaAs quantum wells with InAlAs barriers on InP substrate grown by metalorganic chemical vapor deposition are utilized for high operating temperature detectors and focal plane arrays in the middle wavelength infrared. This dot-well combination is unique because the small band offset between the InAs dots and the InGaAs well leads to weak dot confinement of carriers. As a result, the device behavior differs significantly from that in the more common dot systems that have stronger confinement. Here, we present energy level modeling of our QD-QW system and apply these results to interpret the detector behavior. Detectors showed high performance with D* over 1010 cmHz1/2/W at 150 K operating temperature and with high quantum efficiency over 50%. Focal plane arrays have been demonstrated operating at high temperature due to the low dark current observed in these devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 2009
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7224, Quantum Dots, Particles, and Nanoclusters VI, 72240V (18 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.809251
Show Author Affiliations
S. Tsao, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
T. Yamanaka, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
S. Abdollahi Pour, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
I.-K. Park, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
B. Movaghar, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
M. Razeghi, Northwestern Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7224:
Quantum Dots, Particles, and Nanoclusters VI
Kurt G. Eyink; Frank Szmulowicz; Diana L. Huffaker, Editor(s)

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