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Optical Engineering

Quantum well infrared photodetectors: present and future
Author(s): Vincent Gueriaux; Nadia Brèire de l'Isle; Arnaud Berurier; Odile Huet; Alain Manissadjian; Hugues Facoetti; Xavier Marcadet; Mathieu Carras; Virginie Trinité; Alexandru Nedelcu
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Paper Abstract

A review of the III-V Lab activities in the field of quantum well infrared photodetectors (QWIPs) is presented. We discuss the specific advantages of this type of detector and present the production facilities and status. A large section is dedicated to broadband QWIPs for space applications and to QWIPs on InP for mid-wavelength infrared detection. We review the progress of QWIP technology for the next generation (dual band, polarimetric, and multispectral) of thermal imagers. Finally, the state-of-the-art of very long wavelength QWIPs is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2011
PDF: 20 pages
Opt. Eng. 50(6) 061013 doi: 10.1117/1.3584838
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 50, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Vincent Gueriaux, Alcatel-Thales III-V Lab. (France)
Nadia Brèire de l'Isle, Alcatel-Thales III-V Lab. (France)
Arnaud Berurier, Alcatel-Thales III-V Lab. (France)
Odile Huet, Alcatel-Thales III-V Lab. (France)
Alain Manissadjian, SOFRADIR (France)
Hugues Facoetti, Alcatel-Thales III-V Lab. (France)
Xavier Marcadet, Alcatel-Thales III-V Lab. (France)
Mathieu Carras, Alcatel-Thales III-V Lab. (France)
Virginie Trinité, Alcatel-Thales III-V Lab. (France)
Alexandru Nedelcu, Alcatel-Thales III-V Lab. (France)


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