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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2006
  • pp: 6065–6070

Design and simulation of resonant cavity enhanced corrugated quantum well infrared photodetectors

Jang Pyo Kim and Andrew M. Sarangan  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 24, pp. 6065-6070 (2006)

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The dipole selection rule limits the maximum achievable efficiency in corrugated quantum well infrared photodetectors (C-QWIPs) to 50 % . We consider what is believed to be a novel design that utilizes a resonant cavity enhancement technique to increase the efficiency beyond 50 % by rotating the photon polarization at each pass around the cavity. Simulation results show that the quantum efficiency of this device can be enhanced up to 38 % compared to that of the standard C-QWIP device.

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OCIS Codes
(040.3060) Detectors : Infrared
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

Original Manuscript: January 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 2006

Jang Pyo Kim and Andrew M. Sarangan, "Design and simulation of resonant cavity enhanced corrugated quantum well infrared photodetectors," Appl. Opt. 45, 6065-6070 (2006)

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