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8 February 2015 MWIR InSb detector with nBn architecture for high operating temperature
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In this communication, we report results obtained on a new InSb/InAlSb/InSb ‘bariode’, grown by MBE on (100)- oriented InSb substrate. Because of a very weak valence band offset with InSb (~ 25meV), InAlSb is a good candidate as a barrier layer for electrons. However, due to lattice mismatch with the InSb substrate, careful growth study of InAlSb was made to insure high crystal quality. As a result, InSb-based nBn detector device exhibits dark current density equals to at 77K: two decades lower than Insb standard pin photodiode with similar cut-off wavelength. Moreover, compared to standard pn (or pin) InSb-based photodetectors fabricated by implanted planar process or by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), we demonstrate that the reachable working temperature, around 120 K, of the InSbbased nBn detector is respectively higher than 40 K and 20 K than the previous. Such result demonstrates the potentiality of Insb detectors with nBn architecture to reach the high operating temperature.
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J.-P. Perez, A. Evirgen, J. Abautret, P. Christol, A. Cordat, and A. Nedelcu "MWIR InSb detector with nBn architecture for high operating temperature", Proc. SPIE 9370, Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices XII, 93700N (8 February 2015);

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