Accession Number:

AD0260051

Title:

INFRARED PHOTOCONDUCTORS

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DAVID SARNOFF RESEARCH CENTER PRINCETON N J

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Report Date:

1961-05-21

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The extrinsic infrared photoconductors which have been developed or are now under development at various laboratories permit the fabrication of infrared detectors which have long wavelength thresholds at virtually any desired position in the spectrum, even at wavelengths as great as several millimeters. In spite of the rather considerable effort which has been devoted to the investigation of impurity activated photoconductors, essentially no careful, systematic studies of the effects of variation of photoconductor parameters upon performance have been reported in the literature. The results discussed represent a first step, for one example, copper doped germanium, in the direction of obtaining such correlations. This investigation is incomplete but does give an indication of the type of relationships which exist. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE