Midinfrared type-II InAsGaSb superlattice photodiodes toward room temperature operation

Jian V. Li, Cory J. Hill, Jason Mumolo, Sarath Gunapala, Shin Mou, Shun Lien Chuang

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We study midinfrared type-II InAsGaSb superlattice p-i-n photodiodes for high temperature operation. Representative samples exhibit a 3.9 μm cutoff wavelength at 250 K and detectivity of 4.9× 1013, 1.0× 1010, and 2.4× 109 cm Hz12 W at 78, 240, and 300 K, respectively. Longer-wavelength devices exhibit a 5.2 μm cutoff wavelength at 240 K, and detectivity of 1.3× 1013 and 1.5× 109 cm Hz12 W at 78 and 240 K, respectively. The electron beam induced current technique is used to investigate the spatially varying carrier collection efficiency contribution to the quantum efficiency at different biases and temperatures. The residual doping in the i region is determined to be 6.0× 1013 cm-3 (n type) at 78 K. The prospect of operating focal plane arrays based on the sample studied around 240 K is quite promising.

Original languageEnglish
Article number163505
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov 3

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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