Bias mediated tuning of the detection wavelength in asymmetrical quantum dots-in-a-well infrared photodetectors

Höglund, L.; Holtz, P. O.; Pettersson, H.; Asplund, C.; Wang, Q.; Malm, H.; Almqvist, S.; Petrini, E.; Andersson, J. Y.
November 2008
Applied Physics Letters;11/17/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 20, p203512
Academic Journal
Bias-mediated tuning of the detection wavelength within the infrared wavelength region is demonstrated for quantum dots-in-a-well and dots-on-a-well infrared photodetectors. By positioning the InAs quantum dot layer asymmetrically in an 8 nm wide In0.15Ga0.85As/GaAs quantum well, a shift in the peak detection wavelength from 8.4 to 10.3 μm was observed when reversing the polarity of the applied bias. For a dots-on-a-well structure, the peak detection wavelength was tuned from 5.4 to 8 μm with small changes in the applied bias. These tuning properties could be essential for applications such as modulators and dual-color infrared detection.


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