Current Applied Physics, Vol.14, No.5, 721-724, 2014
Transition behaviors in biased asymmetric quantum dot-in-doublewell photodetector
A triple-band mid-/far-infrared (MIR/FIR) photodetector tunable by polarity is demonstrated by asymmetric quantum dot-in-double-well (DdWELL) structure that exhibits unique photoresponse (PR) transitions. In contrast to the MIR2 band with no dependence, the two MIR1/FIR PR bands are blue/redshifted by the bias voltage, and the MIR2-FIR dual-band spectrum changes to a single-band feature due to the polarity. A four-level energy band model is proposed for the transition scheme, and the electric field dependence of the FIR band numerically calculated by a simplified DdWELL structure is in good agreement with the experimental PR spectra. (C) 2014 Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved.