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III-V infrared focal plane array development in US (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Alicia Williams; Meimei Tidrow

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Distribution Statement A: Approved for public release. Abstract III-V Infrared Focal Plane Array Development in US Authors: Meimei Tidrow, Sumith Bandara, Leslie Aitcheson, Lucy Zheng, Neil Baril, Alicia Williams This presentation describes the continuation of work and unprecedented progress stemming from a national effort called Vital Infrared Sensor Technology Acceleration (VISTA). VISTA is a U.S. Department of Defense research and development program that made tremendous strides in the development of III-V antimony-based infrared detectors, pioneering much of the work in this area and transitioning results to industry partners. As part of this success, the program demonstrated very large-format high operating temperature mid-wavelength as well as mid-wavelength/long-wavelength dual band 720x1280 12-m pitch infrared focal plane arrays. While the program ended in 2015, DoD is continuing pursuit of this highly-flexible technology for advanced infrared sensors under numerous programs. Their interest is in capitalizing on this material system’s ability to reduce cost, size, weight, and power requirements of sensor systems, while providing small pixel sizes, very high operability, and large formats—all with high performance. In this presentation, we will outline recent work and results under DoD programs stemming from final results of VISTA.

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Date Published: 14 May 2018
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Proc. SPIE 10624, Infrared Technology and Applications XLIV, 106240P (14 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2311494
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Alicia Williams, U.S. Army (United States)
Meimei Tidrow, U.S. Army (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10624:
Infrared Technology and Applications XLIV
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Charles M. Hanson; John Lester Miller; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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