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By Sarath D. Gunapala, David R. Rhiger and Chennupati Jagadish (Eds.)

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15 V. To achieve a high collection efficiency of excited carriers the minority carrier lifetime should be long. The minority carrier lifetime is dependent on the radiative lifetime (τ R ), as well as the nonradiative lifetime (τ nR ). The nonradiative lifetime is influenced by several different recombination processes of which the most important ones are the Shockley-Read-Hall (SRH) recombination, Auger processes, and surface recombination. All of these processes add to the minority carrier lifetime according to the follow1 1 + τAuger + τ 1 (Ahrenkiel and Lundstrom, ing equation: τ1 = τ 1 + τSRH Rad surface 1993).

09 absorber and AlSbAs electronblocking barriers, both can be epitaxially grown on GaSb substrate. ) As described by Carras et al. 09 is challenging and considerable effort was required to circumvent such difficulties. 1 A alignments among InAs, GaSb, and AlSb. For electron-blocking unipolar barriers to InAs/GaSb superlattices, we note that for superlattices with the same GaSb layer widths, their valence band edges tend to line up fairly closely. This is because the large heavy-hole mass makes the HH1 energy level relatively insensitive to the well width.

Courtesy by D. R. , 2008), which provides a heuristic predictor of the state-of-the-art MCT photodiode performance. , 2010b,a). , 2005), it was simply an interband cascade laser (ICL) diode structure (Yang, 1995) running in “reverse operation” as a photodetector. , 2004), except that since it is based on interband than intersubband transitions, it is capable of normal incidence infrared absorption. The operating principle of the ICIP is described in detail by Yang et al. (2010b). 5. , 1997b). In this section, we will focus on a few of these characterization techniques, including optical characterization, lifetime measurements, and noise measurements.

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