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Design and development of carbon nanotube-based microbolometer for IR imaging applications
Author(s): Ashok K. Sood; E. James Egerton; Yash R. Puri; Gustavo Fernandes; Jimmy Xu; Akin Akturk; Neil Goldsman; Nibir K. Dhar; Madan Dubey; Priyalal S. Wijewarnasuriya; Bobby I. Lineberry
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Paper Abstract

EO/IR Sensors and imagers using nanostructure based materials are being developed for a variety of Defense Applications. In this paper, we will discuss recent modeling effort and the experimental work under way for development of next generation carbon nanostructure based infrared detectors and arrays. We will discuss detector concepts that will provide next generation high performance, high frame rate, and uncooled nano-bolometer for MWIR and LWIR bands. The critical technologies being developed include carbon nanostructure growth, characterization, optical and electronic properties that show the feasibility for IR detection. Experimental results on CNT nanostructures will be presented. We will discuss the path forward to demonstrate enhanced IR sensitivity and larger arrays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8353, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVIII, 83533A (31 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.923020
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Ashok K. Sood, Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc. (United States)
E. James Egerton, Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Yash R. Puri, Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Gustavo Fernandes, Brown Univ. (United States)
Jimmy Xu, Brown Univ. (United States)
Akin Akturk, Cool CAD Electronics, LLC (United States)
Neil Goldsman, Cool CAD Electronics, LLC (United States)
Nibir K. Dhar, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency/MTO (United States)
Madan Dubey, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Priyalal S. Wijewarnasuriya, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Bobby I. Lineberry, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8353:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVIII
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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