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SWIR HgCdTe photodiodes for LADAR applications
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Paper Abstract

The detection of infrared radiation is of great importance for many defense and civilian applications. Eyesafe short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) spectral range is particularly interesting due to atmospheric propagation through obscurants. Applications include low-cost, long-range target identification, identification of heavily obscured targets, obstacle avoidance, and high resolution imaging from a variety of platforms including hand-held devices, unmanned air vehicles, or ground vehicles. HgCdTe grown on CdTe/Si by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) was processed into mini-arrays for 1.55 μm LADAR applications. Low-capacitance photodiodes (<10 pF) were demonstrated at room temperature with frequency responses exceeding 100 MHz. This paper discusses the device architecture and device performance results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2016
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9974, Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications VI, 99740D (19 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2239949
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Boieriu, EPIR Technologies, Inc. (United States)
J. H. Park, EPIR Technologies, Inc. (United States)
S.-R. Hahn, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (United States)
Priyalal Wijewarnasuriya, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Barry Stan, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
S. Sivananthan, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9974:
Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications VI
Paul D. LeVan; Ashok K. Sood; Priyalal Wijewarnasuriya; Arvind I. D'Souza, Editor(s)

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