Resonant cavity-enhanced photodetector incorporating a type-II superlattice to extend MWIR sensitivity

Letka, Veronica and Bainbridge, Andrew and Craig, Adam and Al-Saymari, Furat and Marshall, Andrew (2019) Resonant cavity-enhanced photodetector incorporating a type-II superlattice to extend MWIR sensitivity. Optics Express, 27 (17). pp. 23970-23980. ISSN 1094-4087

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Mid-infrared resonant cavity-enhanced photodetectors (RCE PD) present a promising technology for targeted gas detection. We demonstrate an RCE PD incorporating an InAs/InAsSb superlattice as the detecting element, extending the resonant wavelength beyond 4 µm. AlAsSb/GaSb mirrors and a unipolar barrier active region paralleling an nBn structure are also used, and performance is compared to a conventional broadband nBn detector incorporating the same superlattice. The RCE PD exhibited a Q-factor of ∼90 and an extremely stable resonance wavelength. Peak responsivity was 3.0 A W−1 at 240 K, equalling 84% quantum efficiency, a 5.5 times increase over the reference nBn at the same wavelength. Dark current density was 3.3×10−2 A cm−2 at 240 K, falling to 2.7×10−4 A cm−2 at 180 K. The broadband BLIP limit is approached at 180 K with specific detectivity of 2.1×1011 cm Hz1/2 W−1 , which presents the potential of achieving BLIP-limited operation in the thermoelectric cooling regime.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Optics Express
Uncontrolled Keywords:
/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3100/3107
Subjects:
ID Code:
135988
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
08 Aug 2019 12:35
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
Published
Last Modified:
08 Jul 2020 08:50