High performance InGaAs/GaAs quantum well infrared photodetectors Academic Article uri icon


  • We have measured the optical and transport properties of In(0.2)Ga(0.8)As/GaAs quantum well infrared photodetectors based on bound-to-bound, bound-to-quasibound, and bound-to-continuum intersubband transitions. Excellent hot electron transport and high detectivity D*=1.8 x 1O(exp 10) cm square root of Hz/W (at lambda(sub p)=16.7 microns) were achieved at temperature T=40 K.

publication date

  • January 1, 1994