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Materials and process development for the fabrication of far ultraviolet device-integrated filters for visible-blind Si sensors
Author(s): John Hennessy; April D. Jewell; Michael E. Hoenk; David Hitlin; Mickel McClish; Alexander G. Carver; Todd J. Jones; Shouleh Nikzad
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Paper Abstract

In this work, we show that the direct integration of ultraviolet metal-dielectric filters with Si sensors can improve throughput over external filter approaches, and yield devices with UV quantum efficiencies greater than 50%, with rejection ratios of visible light greater than 103. In order to achieve these efficiencies, two-dimensional doping methods are used to increase the UV sensitivity of back-illuminated Si sensors. Integrated filters are then deposited by a combination of Al evaporation and atomic layer deposition of dielectric spacer layers. At far UV wavelengths these filters require the use of non-absorbing dielectrics, and we have pursued the development of new atomic layer deposition processes for metal fluorides materials of MgF2, AlF3 and LiF. The performance of the complete multilayer filters on Si photodiodes and CCD imaging sensors, and the design and fabrication challenges associated with this development are demonstrated. This includes the continued development of deep diffused silicon avalanche photodiodes designed to detect the fast 220 nm emission component of barium fluoride scintillation crystals, while optically rejecting a slower component at 300 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 April 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10209, Image Sensing Technologies: Materials, Devices, Systems, and Applications IV, 102090P (28 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2262786
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John Hennessy, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
April D. Jewell, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Michael E. Hoenk, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
David Hitlin, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Mickel McClish, Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (United States)
Alexander G. Carver, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Todd J. Jones, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Shouleh Nikzad, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10209:
Image Sensing Technologies: Materials, Devices, Systems, and Applications IV
Nibir K. Dhar; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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