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Effect of Ar plasma treatment on the photoelectric characteristics of GaAs nanowire-based infrared photodetector
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Paper Abstract

GaAs nanowires have widely applied in infrared devices in the past few years. However, the performance of GaAs nanowire photodetectors is strongly limited by the problem of large surface state density. At the same time, onedimensional GaAs nanowire as photosensors for infrared detection has been seldom studied. In this paper, a single GaAs nanowire infrared photodetector have been successfully fabricated and Ar plasma treatment is performed on the device to improve the performance. The treated GaAs nanowire device exhibits high responsivity of 108 A/W, which is about 6 times larger than the original one (~18 A/W). Besides, the external quantum efficiency up to 25312 % and the detectivity up to 9.21×1011 cmHz0.5W-1. At the same time, the response time τr is significantly reduces from 86.40 ms to 3.36 ms, and the recovery time τf is almost remained as 212.48 ms. The significant enhancement is due to the improvement of nanowires surface quality. These results demonstrate that GaAs nanowire is an outstanding material in infrared field devices and plasma treatment is an effective way to realize high performance nanowire photodetectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2019
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11336, AOPC 2019: Nanophotonics, 1133606 (18 December 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2541807
Show Author Affiliations
Xue Chen, Changchun Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Dengkui Wang, Changchun Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Xiaotian Zhu, Changchun Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Guanlin Liu, Changchun Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Jilong Tang, Changchun Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Fengyuan Lin, Changchun Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Zhipeng Wei, Changchun Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11336:
AOPC 2019: Nanophotonics
Zhiping Zhou; Xiao-Cong Yuan; Daoxin Dai, Editor(s)

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