Structural and optical characterization of infrared hot electron transistor
Tidrow, Meimei Z.
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
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We present structural, optical, and transport characterization of long wave infrared hot electron transistor (IHET) based on doped quantum wells of InGaAs/AlGaAs. The atomic resolution images and x-ray diffraction patterns verified a lattice matched and band-gap engineered device structure of IHET. Measured values of the photocurrent were less than the theoretically expected values and indicated a loss of photocurrent between the base of the IHET and the collector. A higher filter height due to high unexpected dopant in the filter barrier was suggested as a possible cause of the current loss. Photoluminescence data in the near infrared showed the existence of such a dopant. (C) 2010 American Institute of Physics. [doi: 10.1063/1.3457122]