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InAs photodiode for low temperature sensing
Author(s): X. Zhou; J. S. Ng; C. H. Tan
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Paper Abstract

We report on the evaluation of InAs photodiodes and their potential for low temperature sensing. InAs n-i-p photodiodes were grown and analyzed in this work. Radiation thermometry measurements were performed at reference blackbody temperatures of 37 to 80°C to determine photocurrent and temperature error. The uncooled InAs photodiodes, with a cutoff wavelength of 3.55 μm, detect a target temperature above 37°C with a temperature error of less than 0.46°C. When the photodiode was cooled to 200 K, the temperature error at 37°C improves by 10 times from 0.46 to 0.048°C, suggesting the potential of using InAs for human temperature sensing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9639, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIX, 96390V (12 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2197343
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X. Zhou, The Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
J. S. Ng, The Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
C. H. Tan, The Univ. of Sheffield (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9639:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIX
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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