We report the performance of InGaP/GaAs/InGaP metal-semiconductor-metal photodetectors (MSM-PD's) using indium-tin-oxide (ITO) as transparent and antireflection Schottky electrode. The dark current and photoresponsivity of about 60 pA (i.e. 2.4 μA cm -2) and 0.58 A W -1 at 5 V bias for a 50 × 50 μm2 photosensitive area with 2 μm fingers and spaces were measured. We demonstrated that the corresponding rise time, fall time, full width at half maximum and 3 dB bandwidth of temporal responses were 26.4, 134.6, 44.6 ps and 7.0 GHz, respectively. The results of InGaP/GaAs/InGaP MSM-PD's with an ITO Schottky electrode were compared to those of identical geometry devices fabricated with a Ti/Pt/Au Schottky electrode.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Materials Chemistry