Multiphysic FEMLAB modelisation to evaluate mid-infrared photonic detector performances

Cuminal, Y.1, Christol, P.2, Rodriguez, J.B2, Joullié, A.2
1 Laboratoire des Sciences des Matériaux et d’Automatique (LASMEA), Université Clermont II, UMR CNRS 6602, Aubiére, France
2 Centre d’Electronique et de Micro-optoélectronique de Montpellier (CEM2), Université de Montpellier-II, UMR CNRS 5507, Montpellier, France

Infrared photonic detectors operating in the mid infrared region find applications in pollution monitoring, high-speed infrared imaging systems and free space telecommunications. There is a need for new uncooled high performance detector systems and antimonide-based (Sb-based) semiconductor quantum structures could be an alternative of the well-established technologies.

The main objective of this communication is to demonstrate that, thanks to a multiphysic FEMLAB modelisation, it is possible to simulate the electrooptic device behaviour in order to determine the optimised Sb-based structure for RT detection.