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Multi-color QWIP FPAs for hyperspectral thermal emission instruments
Author(s): Alexander Soibel; Ed Luong; Jason M. Mumolo; John Liu; Sir B. Rafol; Sam A. Keo; William Johnson; Dan Wilson; Cory J. Hill; David Z.- Y. Ting; Sarath D. Gunapala
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Paper Abstract

Infrared focal plane arrays (FPAs) covering broad mid- and long-IR spectral ranges are the central parts of the spectroscopic and imaging instruments in several Earth and planetary science missions. To be implemented in the space instrument these FPAs need to be large-format, uniform, reproducible, low-cost, low 1/f noise, and radiation hard. Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors (QWIPs), which possess all needed characteristics, have a great potential for implementation in the space instruments. However a standard QWIP has only a relatively narrow spectral coverage. A multi-color QWIP, which is compromised of two or more detector stacks, can to be used to cover the broad spectral range of interest. We will discuss our recent work on development of multi-color QWIP for Hyperspectral Thermal Emission Spectrometer instruments. We developed QWIP compromising of two stacks centered at 9 and 10.5 μm, and featuring 9 grating regions optimized to maximize the responsivity in the individual subbands across the 7.5-12 μm spectral range. The demonstrated 1024x1024 QWIP FPA exhibited excellent performance with operability exceeding 99% and noise equivalent differential temperature of less than 15 mK across the entire 7.5-12 μm spectral range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8511, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XX, 851105 (24 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.929355
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander Soibel, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Ed Luong, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jason M. Mumolo, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
John Liu, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Sir B. Rafol, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Sam A. Keo, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
William Johnson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Dan Wilson, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Cory J. Hill, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
David Z.- Y. Ting, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Sarath D. Gunapala, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8511:
Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XX
Marija Strojnik; Gonzalo Paez, Editor(s)

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