Advances in Infrared Photodetectors by Sarath D. Gunapala, David R. Rhiger and Chennupati Jagadish

By Sarath D. Gunapala, David R. Rhiger and Chennupati Jagadish (Eds.)

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The HH1 bands for several ky values are plotted. In each graph, Lz is the number of monolayers in each period of the superlattice. 9 meV for T = 80 K) on the energy scale; the top of the bar coincides with the HH1 valence band edges of the two superlattices. the LWIR superlattice, for ky = 0, the HH1 band has very little dispersion along kz (z being the growth direction), with maximum occurring at the center of the reduced Brillouin zone. But as the result of interaction with other subbands, the HH1 band dispersion along the growth direction becomes appreciably larger as the in-plane momentum (ky ) increases; the band maximum along the kz direction quickly switches from the reduced zone center to the zone boundary.

12 shows the calculated magnitudes of the SRH recombination rates given by the expression rSRH = (np − n2i )/[τp (n + ni ) + τn (p + pi )]. , 2010) is used in the simulation. For the pn junction, the calculated peak SRH recombination rate in the middle of the depletion region is approximately five orders of magnitude larger than the baseline rate outside the depletion region. In the pBn structure, the calculated SRH recombination rate is greatly reduced. We next examine the suppression of G-R dark current in a p-type LWIR detector using a hole-blocking unipolar barrier.

2006), extracted with EL measurements. , 2002). Absorption spectroscopy is a straightforward technique for extracting essential parameters about the detector performance, such as absorption quantum efficiency and spectral response. , 2010). As described below, by combining absorption spectroscopy with the information gained from PL and EL, a good indication of the attainable performance of detectors fabricated from the studied material can be obtained. Good IR detector material is characterized by high-absorption quantum efficiency (QEa ) and a long lifetime of the minority carriers (τ ).

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