Characteristics of p-i-n terahertz and infrared photodiodes based on multiple graphene layer structures

Maxim Ryzhii, Taiichi Otsuji, Vladimir Mitin, Victor Ryzhii

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Abstract

We calculate the responsivity and dark-current-limited detectivity of terahertz and infrared interband detectors based on p-i-n junctions in the multiple graphene layer structures proposed recently. It is demonstrated that the interband tunneling can be an essential limiting mechanism of the ultimate values of detectivity. To achieve the ultimate detectivity, the optimization of the device structure and the proper choice of the temperature and the bias voltage are required. We show that owing to high values of the quantum efficiency and relatively low rates of thermogeneration, the detectors under consideration can exhibit high responsivity and detectivity at elevated temperatures (in particular, at room temperature) in a wide radiation spectrum and can substantially surpass other detectors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number070117
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Volume50
Issue number7 PART 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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