Improved performances InAs/AlSb Type-II superlattice photodiodes for eSWIR with Ldiff of 2.4 µm and QE of 38% at 300 K

I. Shafir, D. Cohen-Elias, N. Snapi, O. Klin, E. Weiss, N. Sicron, M. Katz

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Abstract

We studied InAs/AlSb superlattice photodiodes grown on a GaSb substrate, for the extended short wavelength infrared range. Reducing the majority carrier concentration from 2 × 1016 cm−3 to 2 × 1015 cm−3 caused the carrier diffusion length, Ldiff, to increase from 1.4 µm to 2.4 µm, respectively. This, in turn, increased the front-side illuminated quantum efficiency, without anti reflecting coating, at 300 K, λ = 2.18 µm and −0.1 V from 19% to 38%. At 200 K the 50% cutoff wavelength was 2.45 µm, the dark current density at −0.1 V was 2.4 × 10−5 A/cm2 and the detectivity was 2 × 1011 cm-Hz1/2/W. Using a gating technique on the mesa sidewall surface enabled the reduction of the dark current density.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103210
JournalInfrared Physics and Technology
Volume105
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Extesnded SWIR
  • Photodetector
  • T2SL InAs/AlSb

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