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1 June 2011 Quantum well infrared photodetectors: present and future
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A review of the III-V Lab activities in the field of quantum well infrared photodetectors (QWIPs) is presented. We discuss the specific advantages of this type of detector and present the production facilities and status. A large section is dedicated to broadband QWIPs for space applications and to QWIPs on InP for mid-wavelength infrared detection. We review the progress of QWIP technology for the next generation (dual band, polarimetric, and multispectral) of thermal imagers. Finally, the state-of-the-art of very long wavelength QWIPs is discussed.
©(2011) Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Vincent Gueriaux, Nadia Brèire de l'Isle, Arnaud Berurier, Odile Huet, Alain Manissadjian, Hugues Facoetti, Xavier Marcadet, Mathieu Carras, Virginie Trinité, and Alexandru Nedelcu "Quantum well infrared photodetectors: present and future," Optical Engineering 50(6), 061013 (1 June 2011).
Published: 1 June 2011


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