High-frequency operation of a mid-infrared interband cascade system at room temperature

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1063/1.4950700
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TypeArticle
Journal titleApplied Physics Letters
ISSN0003-6951
1077-3118
Volume108
Issue20
Article number201101
Pages15
SubjectCapacitance; High temperature instruments; Current density; Diffusion; Low temperature detectors
AbstractThe high-frequency operation of a mid-infrared interband cascade system that consists of a type-I interband cascade laser and an uncooled interband cascade infrared photodetector (ICIP) is demonstrated at room temperature. The 3-dB bandwidth of this system under direct frequency modulation was ∼850 MHz. A circuit model was developed to analyze the high-frequency characteristics. The extracted 3-dB bandwidth for an uncooled ICIP was ∼1.3 GHz, signifying the great potential of interband cascade structures for high-speed applications. The normalized Johnson-noise-limited detectivity of these ICIPs exceeded 10⁹ cm Hz½/W at 300 K. These results validate the advantage of ICIPs to achieve both high speed and high sensitivity at high temperatures.
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PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationInformation and Communication Technologies; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number23000371
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