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Title: Simulating the spectral response of quantum dot-in-well infrared photodetectors from eight band k.p method

Conduction band energy levels in quantum-dot-in-a-well structures are computed by eight band k.p method (Burt-Foreman Hamiltonian) using finite element software. Optical absorption spectrum due to intersubband transitions is simulated using Fermi golden rule. The use of contact pair boundary condition in strain calculation and criteria for choosing band mixing parameter (E{sub p}) to avoid the spurious solutions are examined in this paper. The simulated intersubband optical absorption spectrum of different structures reported in the literature is in close agreement with the experimentally measured photoconductive absorption region and shows that the method can be used as an effective modeling for quick design of the heterostructures based infrared photodetectors for various wavelengths.
Authors:
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  1. Sensor Development Area, Space Applications Centre, ISRO, Ahmedabad 380015, Gujarat (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22402688
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 116; Journal Issue: 20; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ABSORPTION; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; COMPUTER CODES; DESIGN; ENERGY LEVELS; FINITE ELEMENT METHOD; HAMILTONIANS; PHOTODETECTORS; QUANTUM DOTS; SIMULATION; SPECTRAL RESPONSE; STRAINS