26 September 1986 Far Infrared Photoconductive Detectors
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Proceedings Volume 0666, Far-Infrared Science and Technology; (1986) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.938823
Event: 1986 Quebec Symposium, 1986, Quebec City, Canada
Far infrared photoconductive detection is considered in the wavelength range 30 to 1000)π m. High sensitivity direct detection in a low photon flux background, as typically met in spaceborne astrophysics measurements, is emphasized. Recent advances in extrinsic germanium photoconductors, particularly stressed Ge:Ga are reported. Wideband photoconductive detection with Hgi-xCdxTe and narrow band magnetically tunable photodetection based on InSb and GaAs are reviewed. Prospects for new devices and supporting technologies are discussed.
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Jean Leotin, "Far Infrared Photoconductive Detectors", Proc. SPIE 0666, Far-Infrared Science and Technology, (26 September 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938823; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.938823


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