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HgCdTe photodiodes with cutoff wavelengths of 17 um at 70 K for use in high-resolution interferometers for remote sensing
Author(s): Eric E. Krueger; D. Lee; Christopher R. Miller; C. Lynne Terzis; P. O'Dette; Brian Denley; James H. Rutter; Janis L. Williams; Marion B. Reine
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Paper Abstract

Traditionally, photoconductive (PC) HgCdTe detectors have been used in interferometers for detection in the 14-15 .tm range. In this paper we present recent quantum efficiency and junction impedance data which demonstrate that P-on-n HgCdTe photovoltaic (PV) detectors with 16-17 m cutoff wavelengths at 70 K are suitable for use in spaceborne remote sensing interferometrjc instruments such as IMG-2, ATRAS, TES and CCOSM. Theperformance of these large-area detectors is of particular importance for interferometers because they have higher linearity at higher fluxes than PCHgCdTe arrays. The linearity requirement of 1% for the IMG-2 instrument, with background fluxes in excess of 1016 ph/cm2-s, is only marginally met by PC HgCdTe detectors. We present, for the first time, data showing better than 1% linearity at fluxes of l.3x10'7phlcm2-s for PV HgCdTe detectors with 60 K cutoff wavelengths of 15.5 pm. Keywords: HgCdTe, infrared detectors, photovoltaic detectors, linearity, interferometers,mercury cadmium telluride, IMG-2

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 1997
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 3122, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing V, (23 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.292700
Show Author Affiliations
Eric E. Krueger, Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems (United States)
D. Lee, Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems (United States)
Christopher R. Miller, Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems (United States)
C. Lynne Terzis, Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems (United States)
P. O'Dette, Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems (United States)
Brian Denley, Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems (United States)
James H. Rutter, Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems (United States)
Janis L. Williams, Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems (United States)
Marion B. Reine, Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3122:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing V
Marija Strojnik; Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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