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Terahertz range quantum well infrared photodetector

Graf, Marcel ; Scalari, Giacomo ; Hofstetter, Daniel ; Faist, Jérôme ; Beere, Harvey ; Linfield, Edmund ; Ritchie, David ; Davies, Giles

In: Applied Physics Letters, 2004, vol. 84, p. 475-477

We demonstrated a GaAs/AlGaAs-based far-infrared quantum well infrared photodetector at a wavelength of λ=84 µm. The relevant intersubband transition is slightly diagonal with a dipole matrix element of 3.0 nm. At 10 K, a responsivity of 8.6 mA/W and a detectivity of 5×107 cm √Hz/W have been achieved; and successful detection up to a device temperature of 50 K has been... Plus

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    Summary
    We demonstrated a GaAs/AlGaAs-based far-infrared quantum well infrared photodetector at a wavelength of λ=84 µm. The relevant intersubband transition is slightly diagonal with a dipole matrix element of 3.0 nm. At 10 K, a responsivity of 8.6 mA/W and a detectivity of 5×107 cm √Hz/W have been achieved; and successful detection up to a device temperature of 50 K has been observed. Being designed for zero bias operation, this device profits from a relatively low dark current and a good noise behavior.