We present a variety of uncooled, packaged InGaAs photodiode and photoreceiver modules that have been successfully qualified, or are in the process of being qualified, for several space applications. These devices include multi-gigahertz 1060 nm to 1650 nm wavelength lattice-matched InGaAs photodetectors, lattice-mismatched InGaAs photodetectors for extended wavelength up to 2200 nm, and large-area ultra-low noise quad photoreceivers for gravitational wave detection. We describe the qualification process which involves a combination of MIL-STD tests, such as mechanical shock and vibration, proton and gamma radiation laboratory experiments, and successful space flight on-board the International Space Station through MISSE missions.
Abhay M. Joshi and Shubhashish Datta, "Space qualification of InGaAs photodiodes and photoreceivers," Proc. SPIE 10641, Sensors and Systems for Space Applications XI, 106410K (Presented at SPIE Defense + Security: April 17, 2018; Published: 2 May 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2304973.
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