Campbell J. C.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, University of Virginia, United States


D09–Efficient Absorption Enhancement Approaches for AlInAsSb Avalanche Photodiodes for 2-μm Applications

Chen Dekang, Sun K., Jones A. H., Campbell J. C.

We describe two photon-trapping structures to enhance the quantum efficiency of AlInAsSb APDs for 2-μm detection. Finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) simulations show the absorption can be enhanced by more than 100 % with a triangular lattice photonic crystal, and nearly 400 % by applying a metal grating, for normal incidence at 2 µm.