Performance evaluation of InAs/GaSb superlattice photodetector grown on GaAs substrate using AlSb interfacial misfit array

Korkmaz M., Arikan B., Suyolcu Y. E., ASLAN B., SERİNCAN U.

SEMICONDUCTOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.33, no.3, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1361-6641/aaa7a0
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: InAs/GaSb superlattice, interfacial misfit (IMF) array, lattice mismatch, DISLOCATIONS, STRAIN
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


We report on the growth and opto-electronic characterization of type-II InAs/GaSb superlattice (SL) mid-wavelength infrared pin photodetector grown on a GaAs substrate. AlSb interfacial misfit array was employed at the GaAs buffer/GaSb epilayer interface to reduce the dislocation density of the SL structure grown on the lattice mismatched GaAs substrate. Optical and electrical performance of this sample (SL-GaAs) were then compared with the reference sample of the same structure grown on a GaSb substrate (SL-GaSb). At 80 K, the dark current density and the detectivity values of the pin photodetectors were recorded as 5.40. x. 10-3 A cm-2 and 2.34. x. 1010 cm Hz0.5W(-1) for the SL-GaAs and 9.50. x. 10(-4) A cm(-2) and 4.70. x. 1010 cm Hz0.5W(-1) for the SL-GaSb, respectively.