This letter reports the fabrication of a ZnO nanowire (NW) ultraviolet (UV) metal-semiconductor photodetector (MS-PD) integrated with a GaInP/GaAs/Ge triple-junction (TJ) solar cell. The ZnO NW MS-PD can detect UV light <370nm. The TJ solar cell transforms solar light to electrical power and provides a bias of 2.5 V to enhance the response of the detector. At this bias, the UV-to-visible (370 to 500 nm) rejection ratio of the ZnO NW MS-PD is ∼218 and the measured responsivity is 3.39× 10-4 AW. In addition, the dynamic response of the ZnO NW MS-PD under the UV light illumination of 370 nm is stable and reproducible with an ON/OFF current ratio of ∼1000.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering