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Advanced IR detector devices and concepts for remote sensing
Author(s): David A. Cardimona; Dan H. Huang; Dang T. Le; H. S. Gingrich; Mario A. Serna
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Paper Abstract

In the Advanced Detectors Research Group within the Space-Based Optical Sensing Center of Excellence in the Spacecraft Technology Division of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate, we look to enhance existing detector technologies and develop new detector capabilities for future space-based surveillance missions. To that end, we present some ideas for tuning the wavelength response of detectors throughout the IR (using applied electric or magnetic fields or via a lateral biasing technique). We also present a concept for detecting the full polarization vector of a signal within a single pixel of a quantum well detector.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 November 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5152, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing XI, (10 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.511249
Show Author Affiliations
David A. Cardimona, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Dan H. Huang, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Dang T. Le, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
H. S. Gingrich, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Mario A. Serna, U.S. Air Force Academy (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5152:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing XI
Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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