9 November 1977 A Review Of HgCdTe Infrared Detector Technology
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Abstract
Mercury-cadmium telluride (HgCdTe or Hg1-xCdxTe) has emerged over the past fifteen years as the most widely applicable infrared quantum detecor material available today. Highly sensitive photoconductors, photodiodes and MIS (metal-insulator-semiconductor) detectors, achieving in many cases background-limited performance, are now being used in or being developed for a wide range of DoD and NASA sensor applications over the 2-30 micrometer spectral range. This paper is a brief review of the basic principles of operation, the performance characteristics, and the state-of-the-art of HgCdTe infrared detectors. Emphasis is placed on HgCdTe photoconduc-tors and photodiodes. The paper is intended to provide basic information to those who are or who will be incorporating HgCdTe detectors into modern infrared sensors and systems.
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M. B. Reine, M. B. Reine, R. M. Broudy, R. M. Broudy, } "A Review Of HgCdTe Infrared Detector Technology", Proc. SPIE 0124, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology III, (9 November 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955846; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.955846
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