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Advances in Infrared Photodetectors by Sarath D. Gunapala, David R. Rhiger and Chennupati Jagadish

By Sarath D. Gunapala, David R. Rhiger and Chennupati Jagadish (Eds.)

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Dependence of the luminescence intensity and the dependence of the luminescence intensity on excess carrier density indicate that such levels are present. The PL intensity is related to the nonradiative lifetime (τnR ) (∞) τnR according to the following: η = PL ρ0 = τnR +τR , where η is the internal QE, IPL (∞) is the total number of emitted photons, ρ0 is the total number of absorbed photons, and τR is the radiative lifetime (Ahrenkiel and Lundstrom, 1993). If τnR << τR , the PL intensity varies with temperature as τnR /τR .

But as shown in Fig. 10, Type-II Superlattice Infrared Detectors 25 superlattice DOS (specifically VB DOS) can be quite different from bulk DOS. This can affect the accuracy of dark current analysis. , 2009b). 4. SUPERLATTICE INFRARED DETECTORS The key to achieving high-performance infrared detection is in attaining high quantum efficiency and low dark current. With the ability to grow thick layers of high-quality superlattices with low defect density, resulting in sufficiently high absorption coefficient and large diffusion length, high quantum efficiency is now readily achievable.

2009b,a) as illustrated in Fig. 11. The concept of the unipolar barriers existed long before they were called as such. The double-heterostructure (DH) laser, which makes use of a pair of complementary unipolar barriers, was first described in 1963 (Alferov and Kazarinov, 1963; Kroemer, 1963), soon after the concept of heterostructure devices. Unipolar barriers have also been used extensively to enhance infrared detector performance. White (1987) used unipolar barriers to block the flow of majority carrier dark current in photoconductors without impeding minority carriers.

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