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Title: Selective UV radiation detection on the basis of low-dimensional ZnCdS/ZnMgS/GaP and ZnCdS/ZnS/GaP heterostructures

The detecting properties of periodic heterostructures with ZnCdS quantum wells separated by ZnMgS or ZnS barrier layers are studied. Heterostructures are grown on semi-insulating GaP substrates by metal organic vapor-phase epitaxy (MOVPE). On their basis, metal–semiconductor–metal (MSM) diodes with interdigital Schottky contacts 3 μm, distances between them of 3 μm, and a total detector area of 100 × 100 μm are fabricated. The detectors have low dark currents (10{sup –12} A); at low bias voltages, they provide a narrow- band response (full-width at half-maximum of FWHM = 18 nm at a wavelength of 350 nm) which is controlled by the ZnCdS quantum-well composition. As bias is increased to 70 V, the maximum detector sensitivity shifts by a wavelength of 450 nm, which is caused by penetration of the external-bias electric field into the semi-insulating GaP substrate. In this case, the narrow-band response of the detector at a wavelength of 350 nm is retained, i.e., the two-color detection of light is provided.
Authors:
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  1. Russian Academy of Sciences, Fryazino Branch, Kotel’nikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics (Russian Federation)
  2. Pulsar State Plant (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22469707
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Semiconductors; Journal Volume: 49; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; CADMIUM SULFIDES; COLOR; DEPLETION LAYER; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; GALLIUM PHOSPHIDES; ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS; PERIODICITY; QUANTUM WELLS; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SENSITIVITY; SUBSTRATES; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; VAPOR PHASE EPITAXY; VISIBLE RADIATION; ZINC SULFIDES