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Carbon nanotube-based noncryogenic cooled multispectrum focal plane array
Author(s): Ning Xi; King Wai Chiu Lai; Hongzhi Chen; Carmen Kar Man Fung
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the development of non-cryogenic-cooling spectrum infrared (IR) focal plane array (FPA) using a single carbon nanotube (CNT). The FPA consists of an array of CNT-based photodiodes. The CNT-based photodiodes can be made by our nanomanufacturing process and band gaps of CNTs can be tuned precisely by the electric breakdown system. As a result, the CNT-based photodiodes with high sensitivity at a special wavelength can be achieved. In this paper, design, fabrication and experimental results of the CNT-based IR photodiode are reported. The results indicate that CNTs are very sensitive of middle-wave IR (MWIR) signal at room temperature. Moreover, the performances of the photodiodes have been evaluated. These results suggest that CNTs can be used in high throughput sensing applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7660, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVI, 766032 (4 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.849851
Show Author Affiliations
Ning Xi, Michigan State Univ. (United States)
King Wai Chiu Lai, Michigan State Univ. (United States)
Hongzhi Chen, Michigan State Univ. (United States)
Carmen Kar Man Fung, Michigan State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7660:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVI
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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