AlGaN Ultraviolet Metal–Semiconductor–Metal Photodetectors with Reduced Graphene Oxide Contacts.

7 November 2018

Abstract

AlGaN semiconductors are promising materials in the field of ultraviolet (UV) detection. We fabricated AlGaN/GaN UV metal–semiconductor–metal (MSM) photodiodes with two back-to-back interdigitated finger electrodes comprising reduced graphene oxide (rGO). The rGO showed high transparency below the wavelength of 380 nm, which is necessary for a visible-blind photodetector, and showed outstanding Schottky behavior on AlGaN.

As the photocurrent, dark current, photoresponsivity, detectivity, and cut-off wavelength were investigated with the rGO/AlGaN MSM photodiodes with various Al mole fractions, systematic variations in the device characteristics with the Al mole fraction were confirmed, proving the potential utility of the device architecture combining two-dimensional materials, rGO, and nitride semiconductors.

Citation

Pandit, B. and Cho, J., 2018. AlGaN Ultraviolet Metal–Semiconductor–Metal Photodetectors with Reduced Graphene Oxide Contacts. Applied Sciences, 8(11), p.2098.

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