Quantum dot long-wavelength detectors

TitleQuantum dot long-wavelength detectors
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsP Bhattacharya, AD Stiff-Roberts, S Krishna, and S Kennerly
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Start Page109
Pagination109 - 116
Date Published01/2002

Long-wavelength infrared detectors operating at elevated temperatures are critical for imaging applications. InAs/GaAs quantum dots are an important material for the design and fabrication of high-temperature infrared photodetectors. Quantum dot infrared photodetectors allow normal-incidence operation, in addition to low dark currents and multispectral response. The long intersubband relaxation time of electrons in quantum dots improves the responsivity of the detectors, contributing to better high-temperature performance. We have obtained extremely low dark currents (Idark= 1.7 pA, T = 100 K, Vbias= 0.1 V), high detectivities (D* = 2.9×108cmHz1/2/W, T = 100 K, Vbias= 0.2 V), and high operating temperatures (T = 150 K) for these quantum-dot detectors. These results, as well as infrared imaging with QDIPs, will be described and discussed.

Short TitleMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings