Broadband Ge/SiGe quantum dot photodetector on pseudosubstrate
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Nanoscale Research Letters 2013, 8:217 doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-217Published: 8 May 2013
We report the fabrication and characterization of a ten-period Ge quantum dot photodetector grown on SiGe pseudosubstrate. The detector exhibits tunable photoresponse in both 3- to 5- μm and 8- to 12- μm spectral regions with responsivity values up to about 1 mA/W at a bias of −3 V and operates under normal incidence radiation with background limited performance at 100 K. The relative response in the mid- and long-wave atmospheric windows could be controlled through the applied voltage.