An ultra fast quantum well infrared photodetector

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Proceedings titleInfrared Physics & Technology
ConferenceQWIP 2004: International Workshop on Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors, 9–12 August 2004, Kananaskis, Canada
Pages144152; # of pages: 9
AbstractQuantum well infrared photodetectors (QWIP) are intrinsically very high speed devices that usually are limited in response speed by the external circuitry. An ultra fast QWIP has been developed that integrates a QWIP mesa with an integrated co-planar waveguide to cable transition. Devices packaged with both K connectors and V connectors have been assembled and tested. At DC the devices demonstrate optical heterodyne efficiency of 90% or greater. Optical heterodyne measurements using CO2 lasers have shown that with a K connector, response is flat ±10% up to 40 GHz and then drops rapidly due to the cable. Using a V connector, heterodyne efficiency of 50% of ideal has been measured at 56 GHz and 25% at 74 GHz.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Microstructural Sciences
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NPARC number12744761
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