2.4m cutoff wavelength heterojunction phototransistor with strained InAs/InGaAs MQW absorption layer

H. Fukano, T. Sato, M. Mitsuhara, Y. Kondo, H. Yasaka

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A novel mid-infrared photodetector has been developed that consists of an InP/InGaAs heterojunction phototransistor with a strained InAs/InGaAs multi-quantum well (MQW) absorption layer inserted in the low electric field region of the collector. The thick strained InAs well enhances the quantum confined effect. This provides a high absorption coefficient at a wavelength of 2.3m. The photocurrent generated in the MQW absorption layer is amplified by the current gain, resulting in a high responsivity of more than 10A/W. In addition, the small volume of the MQW in the low electric field region provides a low dark current.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1306-1308
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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