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Design and development of carbon nanostructure-based microbolometers for IR imagers and sensors
Author(s): Ashok K. Sood; Robert A. Richwine; Yash R. Puri; Akin Akturk; Neil Goldsman; Siddharth Potbhare; Gustavo Fernandes; Chih-Hsun Hsu; Jin Ho Kim; Jimmy Xu; Nibir K. Dhar; 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: 5 May 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7679, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications II, 76791Q (5 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.852730
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Ashok K. Sood, Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Robert A. Richwine, Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Yash R. Puri, Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Akin Akturk, CoolCAD Electronics, LLC (United States)
Neil Goldsman, CoolCAD Electronics, LLC (United States)
Siddharth Potbhare, CoolCAD Electronics, LLC (United States)
Gustavo Fernandes, Brown Univ. (United States)
Chih-Hsun Hsu, Brown Univ. (United States)
Jin Ho Kim, Brown Univ. (United States)
Jimmy Xu, Brown Univ. (United States)
Nibir K. Dhar, Microelectronics Technology Office/DARPA (United States)
Priyalal S. Wijewarnasuriya, U.S. Army Research Lab. (United States)
Bobby I. Lineberry, DARPA Programs Office, U.S. Army (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7679:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications II
Thomas George; M. Saif Islam; Achyut Kumar Dutta, Editor(s)

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