We report on the experimental demonstration of a room temperature, II-VI, ZnCdSe/ZnCdMgSe, broadband Quantum Cascade detector. The detector consists of 30 periods of 2 interleaved active-absorption regions centered at wavelengths 4.8μm and 5.8μm, respectively. A broad and smooth photocurrent spectrum between 3.3μm and 6μm spanning a width of 1030cm-1 measured at 10% above baseline was obtained up to 280K, corresponding to a Δ E / E of 47%. Calibrated blackbody responsivity measurements show a measured peak responsivity of 40mA/W at 80K, corresponding to a detectivity of about 3.1 × 10 10 cm Hz / W. Bias dependent photocurrent measurements revealed no significant change in the spectral shape, suggesting an impedance matched structure between the different active regions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)