Accession Number:

ADA046885

Title:

The Spectral Response of Pb/SnTe Detectors.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The effect of the Burstein-Moss shift of the absorption edge on the spectral response of PbSnTe detectors is calculated. Calculated spectral responses are compared to published curves for a number of detectors both homostructure and heterostructure and some inferences concerning the surface recombination rates and diffusion lengths are drawn. The figure of merit M is evaluated for a range of detectors with different cut-off wavelengths. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Optics
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE