Resonant optical pumping across the band gap was used as artificial doping in InAs/In0.15Ga0.85As/GaAs quantum dots-in-a-well infrared photodetectors. Through efficient filling of the quantum dot energy levels by simultaneous optical pumping into the ground states and the excited states of the quantum dots, the response was increased by a factor of 10. Low temperature photocurrent peaks observed at 120 and 148 meV were identified as intersubband transitions emanating from the quantum dot ground state and the quantum dot excited state, respectively by a selective increase of the electron population in the different quantum dot energy levels. (C) 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Conference||International Conference on Quantum Structure Infrared Photodetector|
|Period||2009/01/18 → 2009/01/23|
- Optical pumping
- Quantum dot