Kinch, M. A. and Yariv, A. (1989) Performance limitations of GaAs/AlGaAs infrared superlattices. Applied Physics Letters, 55 (20). pp. 2093-2095. ISSN 0003-6951. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:KINapl89
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The performance of the GaAs/AlGaAs superlattice as an infrared detecting material is modeled as a function of temperature for two cutoff wavelengths, namely, 8.3 and 10.0 µm. The results are compared with HgCdTe, the present industry standard material for infrared systems. The limiting performance of the GaAs/AlGaAs materials system is found to be orders of magnitude below that of HgCdTe for any specific cutoff wavelength and operating temperature.
|Additional Information:||Copyright © 1989 American Institute of Physics. (Received 17 May 1989; accepted 13 September 1989) One of the authors (A.Y.) acknowledges the Material Research Council of the Defense Advanced Projects Agency and the Office of Naval Research for support of this work. The authors acknowledge fruitful discussions with Dr. T.C. McGill and Dr. H. Ehrenreich.|
|Subject Keywords:||PERFORMANCE; SUPERLATTICES; GALLIUM ARSENIDES; ALUMINIUM ARSENIDES; OPERATION; MERCURY TELLURIDES; CADMIUM TELLURIDES; PHOTODETECTORS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY; CARRIER DENSITY|
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