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Device physics and focal plane array applications of QWIP and MCT
Author(s): Meimei Z. Tidrow; William A. Beck; William W. Clark III; Herbert K. Pollehn; John W. Little; Nibir K. Dhar; Richard P. Leavitt; Stephen W. Kennerly; Daniel W. Beekman; Arnold C. Goldberg; Walter R. Dyer
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Paper Abstract

Infrared sensor technology is critical to many commercial and military defense applications. Traditionally, cooled infrared material systems such as indium antimonide, platinum silicide, mercury cadmium telluride, and arsenic doped silicon (Si:As) have dominated infrared detection. Improvement in surveillance sensors and interceptor seekers requires large size, highly uniform, and multicolor IR focal plane arrays involving medium wave, long wave, and very long wave IR regions. Among the competing technologies are the quantum well infrared photodetectors based on lattice matched or strained III-V material systems. This paper discusses cooled IR technology with emphasis on QWIP and MCT. Details will be given concerning device physics, material growth, device fabrication, device performance, and cost effectiveness for LWIR, VLWIR, and multicolor focal plane array applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 1999
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 3629, Photodetectors: Materials and Devices IV, (7 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.344591
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Meimei Z. Tidrow, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
William A. Beck, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
William W. Clark III, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Herbert K. Pollehn, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
John W. Little, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Nibir K. Dhar, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Richard P. Leavitt, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Stephen W. Kennerly, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Daniel W. Beekman, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Arnold C. Goldberg, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Walter R. Dyer, Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3629:
Photodetectors: Materials and Devices IV
Gail J. Brown; Manijeh Razeghi, Editor(s)

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