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23 April 2020 Comparison of performance limits of HOT HgCdTe photodiodes and colloidal quantum dot infrared detectors
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In the past decade, there has been significant progress in development of the colloidal quantum dot (CQD) photodetectors. The QCD’s potential advantages include: cheap and easy fabrications, size-tunable across wide infrared spectral region, and direct coating on silicon electronics for imaging, what potentially reduces array cost and offers new modifications like flexible infrared detectors. The performance of CQD high operating temperature (HOT) photodetectors is lower in comparison with traditionally detectors existing on the global market (InGaAs, HgCdTe and type-II superlattices). In several papers their performance is compared with the semiempirical rule, “Rule 07” (specified in 2007) for P-on-n HgCdTe photodiodes. However, at present stage of technology, the fully-depleted background limited HgCdTe photodiodes can achieve the level of roomtemperature dark current considerably lower than predicted by Rule 07. In this paper, the performance of HOT CQD photodetectors is compared with that predicted for depleted P-i-N HgCdTe photodiodes. Theoretical estimations are collated with experimental data for both HgCdTe photodiodes and CQD detectors. The presented estimates provide further encouragement for achieving low-cost and high performance MWIR and LWIR HgCdTe focal plane arrays operating in HOT conditions.
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A. Rogalski, M. Kopytko, and P. Martyniuk "Comparison of performance limits of HOT HgCdTe photodiodes and colloidal quantum dot infrared detectors", Proc. SPIE 11407, Infrared Technology and Applications XLVI, 114070V (23 April 2020); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2563960
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