1 April 2006 Modeling of the temperature-dependent spectral response of In1–χGaχSb infrared photodetectors
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Optical Engineering, 45(4), 044001 (2006). doi:10.1117/1.2192772
Abstract
A model of the spectral responsivity of In1–χGaχSb p-n junction infrared photodetectors is developed. This model is based on calculations of the photogenerated and diffusion currents in the device. Expressions for the carrier mobilities, absorption coefficient, and normal-incidence reflectivity as a function of temperature are derived from extensions made to Adachi and Caughey-Thomas models. Contributions from the Auger recombination mechanism, which increase with a rise in temperature, are also considered. The responsivity is evaluated for different doping levels, diffusion depths, operating temperatures, and photon energies. Parameters calculated from the model are compared with available experimental data, and good agreement is obtained. These theoretical calculations help us to better understand the electro-optical behavior of In1–χGaχSb photodetectors, and can be utilized for performance enhancement through optimization of the device structure.
Juan A. González-Cuevas, Tamer F. Refaat, M. Nurul Abedin, Hani E. Elsayed-Ali, "Modeling of the temperature-dependent spectral response of In1–χGaχSb infrared photodetectors," Optical Engineering 45(4), 044001 (1 April 2006). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2192772
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Diffusion

Photodetectors

Antimony

Gallium

Gallium antimonide

Absorption

Electro optical modeling

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