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A Review Of HgCdTe Infrared Detector Technology
Author(s): M. B. Reine; R. M. Broudy
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Paper Abstract

Mercury-cadmium telluride (HgCdTe or Hg1-xCdxTe) has emerged over the past fifteen years as the most widely applicable infrared quantum detecor material available today. Highly sensitive photoconductors, photodiodes and MIS (metal-insulator-semiconductor) detectors, achieving in many cases background-limited performance, are now being used in or being developed for a wide range of DoD and NASA sensor applications over the 2-30 micrometer spectral range. This paper is a brief review of the basic principles of operation, the performance characteristics, and the state-of-the-art of HgCdTe infrared detectors. Emphasis is placed on HgCdTe photoconduc-tors and photodiodes. The paper is intended to provide basic information to those who are or who will be incorporating HgCdTe detectors into modern infrared sensors and systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1977
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0124, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology III, (9 November 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955846
Show Author Affiliations
M. B. Reine, Honeywell Radiation Center (United States)
R. M. Broudy, Honeywell Radiation Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0124:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology III
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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