Spectral tuning of InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot infrared photodetectors with bandpass guided-mode resonance filters

Authors

  • Ian McKerracher,

    1. Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia
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  • Lan Fu,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia
    • Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia

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  • Hark Hoe Tan,

    1. Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia
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  • Chennupati Jagadish

    1. Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200, Australia
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Abstract

Quantum dot infrared photodetectors can be coupled with micro-structured filters to create narrowband sensors. Guided-mode resonance filters based on a high-index dielectric slab can exhibit bandpass characteristics that are suitable for monolithic integration with focal-plane arrays. Here, patterned Ge filters were integrated with InGaAs/GaAs quantum dot detectors to linearly tune their 77 K photoresponse peaks from 5.6 µm to 6.2 µm. The dark current was not influenced by these filters but the ability to narrow the photoresponse linewidth was limited by substrate scattering, which is often encountered with front-side illumination architectures. (© 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

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