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Intersubband absorption based upon modulation doped transistor heterostructures
Author(s): J. Yao; W. Zheng; H. Opper; J. Cai; G. W. Taylor
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Paper Abstract

Intersubband absorption is reported in a new modulation doped structure using strained InGaAs quantum wells (QWs) that support transistor operation. Well defined absorption peaks (1000 cm-1 to 1700 cm-1) from 8μm to 11.5μm have been obtained using either n- or p- type modulation doped wells. The absorption wavelength may be extended to as low as 3.2μm by using quantum dots placed within the quantum well. Both n and p well responses show strong polarization dependence with maximum values at incident angles of 65-70° and peak positions which are adjusted by the quantum well parameters. The p well shows a double peaked response with a peak separation of about 1.5μm which results from heavy and light hole contributions. A thyristor infrared detector model has been established based upon the intersubband absorption mechanism and simulation results are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7817, Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments IV, 78170C (14 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.859744
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J. Yao, ODIS, Inc. (United States)
W. Zheng, ODIS, Inc. (United States)
H. Opper, ODIS, Inc. (United States)
J. Cai, ODIS, Inc. (United States)
G. W. Taylor, ODIS, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7817:
Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments IV
Edward W. Taylor; David A. Cardimona, Editor(s)

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