Accession Number : ADA264465


Title :   Development of Ultra-Low Noise, High Sensitivity Planar Metal Grating Coupled III-V Multiquantum Well Infrared Detectors for Focal Plane Array Staring IR Sensor Systems


Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 7, 1 Feb-30 Apr 1993


Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Li, Sheng S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264465.pdf


Report Date : 01 May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 71


Abstract : To develop ultra-low dark current and high detectivity planar metal grating coupled bound-to-miniband (BTM) III-V quantum well infrared photodetectors (QWIPs) for 8 to 12 um focal plane arrays (FPAs) staring IR sensor systems. To develop novel type-I and type II III-V QWIPs with multicolor, broad and narrow band spectral response in the 8 to 14um wavelength range. The material systems to be studied include GaAS/AlGaAs, AlAs/AlGaAs, InGaP/GaAs (by MOCVD) grown on GaAs substrates and InAlAs/InGaAs (MBE) grown on InP substrate. To conduct theoretical and experimental studies of the planar metal grating coupled structures for normal incidence illumination on QWIPs. Different metal grating coupled structures using 1-D (line) and 2-D (square mesh and dot) metal gratings will be studied in order to achieve high coupling quantum efficiency under normal frontside and backside illuminations on QWIPs. To perform theoretical and experimental studies of dark current, photocurrent, optical absorption, spectral responsivity, noise, and detectivity in different types of QWIPs developed under this program.


Descriptors :   *QUANTUM EFFICIENCY , *INFRARED DETECTORS , *PHOTODETECTORS , GALLIUM ARSENIDES , SUPERLATTICES , HIGH SENSITIVITY , LOW NOISE , INDIUM PHOSPHIDES , ARRAYS , GRATINGS(SPECTRA)


Subject Categories : Infrared Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE