Mid/far-infrared photodetectors based on quantum coherence in coupled quantum wells Conference Paper uri icon


  • We propose mid/far-infrared photodetectors based on coherent sum-frequency generation in a near-resonant cascade of interband and intersubband transitions in high optical nonlinearity asymmetric quantum well structures. Such structures can yield high detectivity and responsivity in the bandwidth of the order of 30% of a central frequency in the mid-infrared range. Resonant up-conversion detectors can be designed for both collinear and perpendicular pump and signal beams. They can be integrated with semiconductor pump lasers to yield compact devices. We present specific device designs based on GaAs/AlGaAs and InGaAs/AlInAs heterostructures and calculate their expected figures of merit.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Modern Optics

author list (cited authors)

  • K. Wójcik, A., Xie, F., Chaganti, V. R., Belyanin, A., & Kono, J

complete list of authors

  • K. Wójcik, Aleksander||Xie, Feng||Chaganti, VR||Belyanin, Alexey||Kono, Junichiro

publication date

  • January 1, 2008 11:11 AM