San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
1 - 5 August 2021
Conference OP422
Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications XI
Conference Committee
Important Dates
Abstract Due:
20 January 2021

Author Notification:
29 March 2021

Manuscript Due Date:
7 July 2021

Call for
Papers
The detection of infrared radiation has proven to be a viable tool in environmental studies, homeland security, astronomy, meteorological satellites and in medical, automotive, and military applications. This conference will provide a venue for papers ranging from basic device physics to novel applications. Improvements in infrared sensing & imaging relating to reduced feature size for the read-out integrated circuit (ROIC) fabrication, and compositional and doping control for the detector layer, have led to new opportunities for meeting the needs of the terrestrial, air, and space user communities. Unique IR device structures have been shown to evolve from new capabilities in the nanotechnology realm. Recent developments in novel detector materials, including those for strained superlattice and barrier architectures, promise significant technological advances. Room temperature infrared detectors for terrestrial use also benefit from these advancements. Various read-out circuit architectures allow functionality for higher-sensitivity cooled IR focal plane arrays, and also permit increased capabilities. We are also seeking papers that expand the state-of-the-art and affordability of sensors, with novel pixel readout approaches and improved signal processing, including the digital flow of data off the FPA in the form of LVDS, for example.

The conference is a high-level forum bringing together scientists and engineers involved in the research, design, and development of infrared sensors and focal plane arrays. A special session titled “Infrared Technology to address Global Climate Change” is in the planning stage for this conference.

Papers are solicited for infrared technology, including the following topics:

NOVEL DETECTOR MATERIALS AND ARCHITECTURES
  • SWIR, MWIR, LWIR, and VLWIR detectors
  • materials (e.g., InSb, HgCdTe, InAsSb)
  • nanotechnology-based EO/IR detectors/ Arrays
  • nano-/microbolometers
  • HgCdTe (MCT) technology
  • HgCdTe detector growth on alternative substrates
  • III-V strained-layer superlattice detector technology
  • higher-operating temperature infrared detectors
  • high sensitivity at low photon flux detectors / applications
  • UV, visible and IR avalanche photodiodes
  • quantum dot detector technology.

MODELING OF IR OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES AND MATERIALS
  • carrier transport models for novel IR materials
  • carrier transport models for super lattices and quantum devices
  • transport properties in non-crystalline materials
  • simulation techniques for detector arrays
  • optical and electrical simulation models for crosstalk, modulation transfer functions and photon recycling
  • models for point and extended defects and their impact on device performance
  • novel numerical approaches for large scale IR detector and array simulation.

FOCAL PLANE ARRAYS, READ-OUT INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, AND COMPONENTS
  • FPA signal and data processing, both on- and off-Chip
  • digital FPAs
  • electronic readout image intensifier devices
  • smart focal planes
  • diffractive optics on the FPA
  • advanced microchannel plates
  • photon-counting technology
  • image intensification
  • improved photocathodes
  • plasmonics.

APPLICATIONS OF IR TECHNOLOGY
  • terrestrial, air, and space sensors
  • multispectral sensors
  • imaging spectrometer applications
  • imaging polarimeter applications
  • infrared imaging for next generation smart phones
  • space-based sensing applications
  • astronomical applications
  • climate monitoring and change sensing technologies
  • industrial and structural applications
  • automotive applications
  • Bio-medical applications
  • cameras for low light levels
  • unmanned autonomous vehicle cameras.

ADVANCED CHARACTERIZATION TECHNIQUES
  • energetic particle radiation effects
  • anomalous noise sources
  • responsivity and frequency response
  • cryogenic and ultra-low noise.
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