17 July 2000 Recent developments and applications of quantum well infrared photodetector focal plane arrays
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One of the simplest device realizations of the classic particle-in-the-box problem of basic quantum mechanics is the Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector (QWIP). In this paper we discuss the effect of focal plane array non-uniformity on the performance, optimization of the detector design, material growth and processing that has culminated in realization of large format long-wavelength QWIP cameras, holding forth great promise for many applications in 6 - 18 micron wavelength range in science, medicine, defense and industry. In addition, we present the recent developments in long-wavelength/very long-wavelength dualband QWIP imaging camera for various applications.
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Sarath D. Gunapala, Sarath D. Gunapala, Sumith V. Bandara, Sumith V. Bandara, John K. Liu, John K. Liu, Edward M. Luong, Edward M. Luong, S. B. Rafol, S. B. Rafol, Jason M. Mumolo, Jason M. Mumolo, David Z.Y. Ting, David Z.Y. Ting, James J. Bock, James J. Bock, Michael E. Ressler, Michael E. Ressler, Michael W. Werner, Michael W. Werner, Paul D. LeVan, Paul D. LeVan, Riad Chehayeb, Riad Chehayeb, Carl A. Kukkonen, Carl A. Kukkonen, M. Levy, M. Levy, N. LeVan, N. LeVan, Mark A. Fauci, Mark A. Fauci, } "Recent developments and applications of quantum well infrared photodetector focal plane arrays", Proc. SPIE 4028, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays VI, (17 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391739; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.391739
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