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Title: Background limited mid-infrared photodetection with photovoltaic HgTe colloidal quantum dots

The photovoltaic response of thin films of HgTe colloidal quantum dots in the 3–5 μm range is observed. With no applied bias, internal quantum efficiency exceeding 40%, specific detectivity above 10{sup 10} Jones and microseconds response times are obtained at 140 K. The cooled devices detect the ambient thermal radiation. A detector with 5.25 μm cut-off achieves Background Limited Infrared Photodetection at 90 K.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. James Franck Institute, 929 E. 57th Street, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22486282
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 107; Journal Issue: 25; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; MERCURY TELLURIDES; PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT; QUANTUM DOTS; QUANTUM EFFICIENCY; THERMAL RADIATION; THIN FILMS