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Recent progress in the development of MCT hot detectors
Author(s): R. Wollrab; W. Schirmacher; T. Schallenberg; H. Lutz; J. Wendler; M. Haiml; J. Ziegler

Paper Abstract

To push HOT-performance, AIMs existing n-on-p technology has been improved by introducing Gold as an acceptor and reducing its concentration to the lower 1015/cm3 range as well as by optimizing the passivation process. This results in a substantial reduction in dark current density, a prerequisite for HOT operation. Recent dark current data are compared to ones previously obtained as well as to Tennant`s Rule07 [1], a generally accepted bench mark in this context.

Furthermore, we present electro-optical parameters obtained in the temperature range from 120 K to 170 K on resulting FPAs with 640x512 pixels, a pitch of 15 μm and a typical (80 K) cutoff wavelength of 5.1 μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 105632F (17 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2304268
Show Author Affiliations
R. Wollrab, AIM INFRAROT-MODULE GmbH (Germany)
W. Schirmacher, AIM INFRAROT-MODULE GmbH (Germany)
T. Schallenberg, AIM INFRAROT-MODULE GmbH (Germany)
H. Lutz, AIM INFRAROT-MODULE GmbH (Germany)
J. Wendler, AIM INFRAROT-MODULE GmbH (Germany)
M. Haiml, AIM INFRAROT-MODULE GmbH (Germany)
J. Ziegler, AIM INFRAROT-MODULE GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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