19 September 2016 Performance and radiation tolerance of InAs/GaSb LWIR detectors based on CBIRD design
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We report our recent developments of antimonide based infrared photodetectors utilizing a complementary barrier infrared detector (CBIRD) design. The new generation of devices can operate close to zero bias with the same quantum efficiency as the initial design. 320x256 pixel long-wavelength infrared focal plane arrays utilizing optimized design have been demonstrated with 8.8 μm cutoff wavelength and noise equivalent differential temperature of 26 mK at operating temperature of 80 K for 300 K background and f/2 optics. As CBIRD detectors became valuable candidates for space-based instruments, question of their radiation tolerance became important. Here, we report our investigations of the proton irradiation effects on the photodetector performance.
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Alexander Soibel, Alexander Soibel, David Z.-Y. Ting, David Z.-Y. Ting, Sir B. Rafol, Sir B. Rafol, Arezou Khoshakhlagh, Arezou Khoshakhlagh, Anita Fisher, Anita Fisher, Sam A. Keo, Sam A. Keo, Sarath D. Gunapala, Sarath D. Gunapala, } "Performance and radiation tolerance of InAs/GaSb LWIR detectors based on CBIRD design", Proc. SPIE 9974, Infrared Sensors, Devices, and Applications VI, 99740L (19 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2242396; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2242396
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