Carrier scattering approach to the origins of dark current in mid- and far-infrared (Terahertz) quantum-well intersubband photodetectors (QWIPs)

  • N. E. I. Etteh
  • Published 2001

Abstract

A carrier scattering approach is taken in an analysis of the affect on the dark current of extending the operating wavelength of conventional bound to continuum quantum-well intersubband photodetectors. It is found that both the sequential tunnelling and the thermionic emission contributions to the dark current increase as the wavelength of the detector is… (More)

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