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Recent developments and applications of quantum well infrared photodetector focal plane arrays
Author(s): Sarath D. Gunapala; Sumith V. Bandara; John K. Liu; Edward M. Luong; S. B. Rafol; Jason M. Mumolo; David Z.Y. Ting; James J. Bock; Michael E. Ressler; Michael W. Werner; Paul D. LeVan; Riad Chehayeb; Carl A. Kukkonen; M. Levy; N. LeVan; Mark A. Fauci
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Paper Abstract

One of the simplest device realizations of the classic particle-in-the-box problem of basic quantum mechanics is the Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector (QWIP). In this paper we discuss the effect of focal plane array non-uniformity on the performance, optimization of the detector design, material growth and processing that has culminated in realization of large format long-wavelength QWIP cameras, holding forth great promise for many applications in 6 - 18 micron wavelength range in science, medicine, defense and industry. In addition, we present the recent developments in long-wavelength/very long-wavelength dualband QWIP imaging camera for various applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 2000
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4028, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays VI, (17 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391739
Show Author Affiliations
Sarath D. Gunapala, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Sumith V. Bandara, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
John K. Liu, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Edward M. Luong, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
S. B. Rafol, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jason M. Mumolo, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
David Z.Y. Ting, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
James J. Bock, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Michael E. Ressler, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Michael W. Werner, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Paul D. LeVan, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Riad Chehayeb, QWIP Technologies (United States)
Carl A. Kukkonen, QWIP Technologies (United States)
M. Levy, Univ. of Southern California Hospital (United States)
N. LeVan, Univ. of Southern California Hospital (United States)
Mark A. Fauci, OmniCorder Technologies, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4028:
Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays VI
Eustace L. Dereniak; Robert E. Sampson, Editor(s)

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