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Semiconducting absorbers in high-performance short-wave infrared (SWIR) photodetectors and imaging sensor arrays are dominated by single-crystalline germanium and III-V semiconductors. However, these materials require complex growth and device fabrication procedures. Here, thermally evaporated Sex Te1- x alloy thin films with tunable bandgaps for the fabrication of high-performance SWIR photodetectors are reported. From absorption measurements, it is shown that the bandgaps of Sex Te1- x films can be tuned continuously from 0.31 eV (Te) to 1.87 eV (Se). Owing to their tunable bandgaps, the peak responsivity position and photoresponse edge of Sex Te1- x film-based photoconductors can be tuned in the SWIR regime. By using an optical cavity substrate consisting of Au/Al2 O3 to enhance its absorption near the bandgap edge, the Se0.32 Te0.68 film (an optical bandgap of ≈0.8 eV)-based photoconductor exhibits a cut-off wavelength at ≈1.7 μm and gives a responsivity of 1.5 AW-1 and implied detectivity of 6.5 × 1010 cm Hz1/2 W-1 at 1.55 μm at room temperature. Importantly, the nature of the thermal evaporation process enables the fabrication of Se0.32 Te0.68 -based 42 × 42 focal plane arrays with good pixel uniformity, demonstrating the potential of this unique material system used for infrared imaging sensor systems. © 2020 Wiley-VCH GmbH.


Chaoliang Tan, Matin Amani, Chunsong Zhao, Mark Hettick, Xiaohui Song, Der-Hsien Lien, Hao Li, Matthew Yeh, Vivek Raj Shrestha, Kenneth B Crozier, Mary C Scott, Ali Javey. Evaporated Sex Te1- x Thin Films with Tunable Bandgaps for Short-Wave Infrared Photodetectors. Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.). 2020 Sep;32(38):e2001329

PMID: 32776369

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