Accession Number:

ADA390174

Title:

Infrared Absorption by Ferroelectric Thin Film Structures Utilizing Novel Conducting Oxides

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NOVA SCIENTIFIC INC STURBRIDGE MA

Report Date:

1999-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

Infrared absorbing air-bridge structures are anticipated to be used in the next generation of ferroelectric uncooled infrared detectors. These structures will consist of resonant cavities with an absorbing bridge element, which contains the ferroelectric detector and the contact electrodes. An oxide electrode is preferable to a metallic electrode, because the metallic electrode reflects too much of the incoming radiation at reasonable thickness. For this paper, spectral transmission and reflection of lanthanum nickelate LNO, barium ruthenates BRO and strontium ruthenates SRO films were measured, and it was found that the properties could be described as a simple two-dimensional conducting sheet. The optical absorption of several air-bridge structures was modeled, and optimized dimensions and electrode conductivity are presented which yield greater than 80 absorption over the full 8-14 micrometer band.

Subject Categories:

  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE