5 May 2010 Design and development of carbon nanostructure-based microbolometers for IR imagers and sensors
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EO/IR Sensors and imagers using nanostructure based materials are being developed for a variety of Defense Applications. In this paper, we will discuss recent modeling effort and the experimental work under way for development of next generation carbon nanostructure based infrared detectors and arrays. We will discuss detector concepts that will provide next generation high performance, high frame rate, and uncooled nano-bolometer for MWIR and LWIR bands. The critical technologies being developed include carbon nanostructure growth, characterization, optical and electronic properties that show the feasibility for IR detection. Experimental results on CNT nanostructures will be presented. We will discuss the path forward to demonstrate enhanced IR sensitivity and larger arrays.
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Ashok K. Sood, Ashok K. Sood, Robert A. Richwine, Robert A. Richwine, Yash R. Puri, Yash R. Puri, Akin Akturk, Akin Akturk, Neil Goldsman, Neil Goldsman, Siddharth Potbhare, Siddharth Potbhare, Gustavo Fernandes, Gustavo Fernandes, Chih-Hsun Hsu, Chih-Hsun Hsu, Jin Ho Kim, Jin Ho Kim, Jimmy Xu, Jimmy Xu, Nibir K. Dhar, Nibir K. Dhar, Priyalal S. Wijewarnasuriya, Priyalal S. Wijewarnasuriya, Bobby I. Lineberry, Bobby I. Lineberry, } "Design and development of carbon nanostructure-based microbolometers for IR imagers and sensors", Proc. SPIE 7679, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications II, 76791Q (5 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.852730; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.852730

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