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Use of nBn structures to suppress surface leakage currents in unpassivated InAs infrared photodetectors

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3 Author(s)
Pedrazzani, J.R. ; Inst. of Opt., Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY ; Maimon, S. ; Wicks, G.W.

Surface leakage current is a significant source of dark current in conventional narrow-gap p-n junction photodetectors. It is shown that the nBn photodetector, which was originally designed to eliminate dark current arising from generation-recombination mechanisms, also effectively eliminates surface leakage currents. The result is a measured dark current lower by over six orders of magnitude than that of the InAs p-n photodetector for device temperatures of 140 K.

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Electronics Letters  (Volume:44 ,  Issue: 25 )