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Company Information:

Name: FERMIONICS CORP.
Address: 4555 Runway St
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
URL: N/A
Phone: (805) 582-0155

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,510,905.00 34
SBIR Phase II $10,134,297.00 18
STTR Phase I $65,000.00 1

Award List:

DEVELOPMENT OF 1.30 MICRON AND 1.55 MICRON LPE AND MOCVD HGCDTE AVALANCHE PHOTODIODES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1984 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu , Vice President
Award Amount: $40,000.00

EPITAXIAL IR MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE 2ND GENERATION SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1987 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu
Award Amount: $49,962.00

DEVELOPMENT OF 1.30 MICRON AND 1.55 MICRON LPE AND MOCVD HGCDTE AVALANCHE PHOTODIODES

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1988 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu , Vice President
Award Amount: $102,000.00
Abstract:
An urgent need exists for an avalanche photodiode with performance comparable to silicon apd to use in the 1.30 micron and 1.55 micron wavelengths. because of the basic limitations of electronic properties of the candidate materials, e.g., ge, ingaasp and gaa1assb, conventional apd fabricated in… More

EPITAXIAL IR MATERIALS TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE 2ND GENERATION SYSTEMS

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu
Award Amount: $310,800.00
Abstract:
In the last several years, under extensive government and industry r&d efforts, great achievements have been accomplished in the development of hgcdte infrared technology. lwir infrared focal plane arrays have been made and hgcdte epilayers can be produced by not only lpe but also various vapor… More

MILLIMETER-WAVE OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE MODULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Yet-zen Liu , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $49,963.00

MILLIMETER-WAVE OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE MODULATOR

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1992 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Yet-zen Liu , Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $502,240.00
Abstract:
An optical waveguide intensity modulator operating at near 1.5 m with 3-db bandwidth exceeding 20 ghz is proposed based on proven technologies of electroabsorption in ingaasp/inp heterostructure mature semiconductor processing methods and microwave co-planar stripline design. the proposal emphasizes… More

Infrared Material Growth and Detector Processing Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu
Award Amount: $47,066.00

Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers for Microwave Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Yet-zen Liu
Award Amount: $49,200.00

Low Dimensional 2-5 Micron Semiconductor Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1993 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yet-zen Liu
Award Amount: $67,857.00

Low Dimensional 2-5 Micron Semiconductor Lasers

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yet-zen Liu
Award Amount: $375,000.00
Abstract:
Theoretical study of Auger recombination in HgCdTe quantum wells, quantum wires, and quantum dots with mid-IR lasing wavelength (2-5 um) is proposed to compare with Auger coefficient in double heterostructure with bulk active layer. The benefit of this study is broad since the band structure of… More

MERCURY CADMIUM TELLURIDE JUNCTION FIELD-EFFECT TRANSISTOR FOR IR IMAGING

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Peter C.c. Wang
Award Amount: $60,096.00
Abstract:
Each pixel site in HgCdTe consists of not a p-n junction diode, but an n-channel floating gate field-effect transistor in this phase I project. Holes and electrons generated as a result of incoming photons at each pixel site are not sensed directly. The electrons are swept toward the drain and holes… More

Infrared Material Growth and Detector Processing Technology

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu
Award Amount: $592,858.00
Abstract:
Infrared detectors have wide applications in missile guidance, surveillance and smart ammunition. Within the infrared spectrum, multi-color detection is highly desirable. Among the two color detectors, the ones with multi-spectral response and sharing the common optical area are of particular… More

Semiconductor Optical Amplifiers for Microwave Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Yet-zen Liu
Award Amount: $175,000.00
Abstract:
There are three major issues about the semiconductor amplifiers design to be addressed here: 1. that the design meets the microwave applications' requirements in term of noise, bandwidth and dynamic range, 2. that it is compatible to integration with other opto-electronic components such as… More

ROOM TEMPERATURE INFRARED FOCAL PLANE ARRAY IMAGING RADIOMETER

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1994 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Muren Chu
Award Amount: $59,522.00
Abstract:
Currently, room temperature infrared cameras are produced on thermister and pyrielectric based FPAs. Theoretically, semiconductor based FPAs should offer the best performance. In this program, we propose to investigate the feasibility of using photovoltaic HgCdTe for producing room temperature… More

High Dynamic Range Fiber-Optic Link for C3I Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Yet-zen Liu
Award Amount: $69,992.00
Abstract:
For Navy's multi-function phased array antenna systems, in order to serve the command, control, communication and intelligence(C3I) functions, high spurious-free dynamic range fiber optic link is a prerequisite. Current state of the art F-0 links using LiNbO3 Mach Zehnder external modulator can only… More

ZnSe Substrates and Blue-Green Laser Diodes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1995 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu
Award Amount: $64,934.00

Miniature Two Color Infrared Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Muren Chu
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to employ an innovative diffusion process to fabricate LPE HgCdTe two color detector arrays. This diffusion process is particularly suitable for producing room temperature MWIR HgCdTe photovoltaic devices. The worldwide sales of our high quality LPE HgCdTe materials and devices for… More

Low Cost Low Light Level Solid State Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Peter C. C. Wang
Award Amount: $99,218.00
Abstract:
It is the purpose of this proposal to develop a new device architecture for near infrared sensing that has two key components coplanarly connected: a high dark resistance photoconductive layer as the detector and an electroluminescent layer for the visual display. When properly biased, the change… More

High Speed Long Wavelength Infrared Detector Array/Preamplifier Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter C.C. Wang , President
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
120 High Speed Long Wavelength Infrared Detector Array/Preamplifier Development--Fermionics Corporation, 4555 Runway Street, Simi Valley, CA 93063-3479; (805) 582-0155 Dr. Peter C.C. Wang, Principal Investigator Dr. Peter C.C. Wang, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82373 Amount:… More

Low Light Level Solid State Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Muren Chu
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposed project, Fermionics Corporation will fabricate 2.0 mm, high temperature, digital, InGaAs Focal Plane Array (FPA) cameras for the U.S. Army. The FPA will be in the form of a hybrid with a minimum dimension of 256x256. Fermionics Corporation will produce the InGaAs arrays, hybridize… More

Amplified Optical Splitters for Optically Controlled Phased Array Antenna

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Yet-zen Liu
Award Amount: $99,832.00
Abstract:
A loss-less, polarization insensitive optical power splitter is proposed here based on the integration of multimode interference couplers and semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). The proposed effort addresses the key issue of integration of passive and active devices such as LPE or MOCVD regrowth… More

Near Infrared HgCdTe and InGaAs Focal Plane Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu
Award Amount: $98,500.00
Abstract:
In this Phase I project, Fermionics will produce 64x64 or 128x128 HgCdTe arrays with a wavelength of 2 microns. These arrays will be hybridized to readout digital multiplexers to be provided by Amain Electronics. In Phase II, 1.8-2.0 micron HgCdTe and InGaAs arrays with a dimension of 640x480 will… More

High Optical Power High Frequency Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Yet-zen Liu
Award Amount: $99,890.00
Abstract:
It is well known that RF fiber optic link performance improves with increasing laser power. Optical power handling capabilities of all the optical components such as modulators capabilities of all the optical components such as modulators and photodetectprs become an important requirement. … More

Efficient External Modulators for Radio Frequency (RF) Photonic Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Yet-zen Liu
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
External intensity modulators based on the electroabsorption principle has potential in increased bandwidth, modulation depth and hence RF efficiency through device structure design optimization. These performance gains can be obtained without serious trade-off among the important characteristics… More

A High Performance 1550 nm Tunable VCSEL based on GaA1AsSb/AlAsSb on InAs Substrate

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Yet-zen Liu
Award Amount: $59,942.00
Abstract:
A novel approach for long-wavelength (1.3 um and 1.55 um) VCSELs based on GaxAl1-xAsySb1-y/AlAs0.16Sb0.84 material system lattice matched to InAs substrate is proposed. Preliminary modeling results have shown that the reflectivity of DBR mirror stack made of this materials system is higher than that… More

Low Light Level Solid State Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Muren Chu
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Fermionics Corporation will fabricate 2.0 ¿m, high temperature HgCdTe focal plane array (FPA) cameras for the U.S. Army. The FPA will be in the form of a hybrid with a dimension between 360x480 to 480x640. During phase I, we will optimize three techniques to produce 64x64, 2.0… More

A New High Spectral Purity Optoelectronic Microwave Oscillator

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Yet-Zen Liu , DIRECTOR
Award Amount: $70,000.00

ZnSe Substrates and Blue-Green Laser Diodes

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu
Award Amount: $299,726.00

Miniature Two Color Infrared Detector

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Muren Chu
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
We propose to employ an innovative diffusion process to fabricate LPE HgCdTe two color detector arrays. This diffusion process is particularly suitable for producing room temperature MWIR HgCdTe photovoltaic devices. The worldwide sales of our high quality LPE HgCdTe materials and devices for… More

High Speed Long Wavelength Infrared Detector Array/Preamplifier Development

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter C.C. Wang , President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
120 High Speed Long Wavelength Infrared Detector Array/Preamplifier Development--Fermionics Corporation, 4555 Runway Street, Simi Valley, CA 93063-3479; (805) 582-0155 Dr. Peter C.C. Wang, Principal Investigator Dr. Peter C.C. Wang, Business Official DOE Grant No. DE-FG03-97ER82373 Amount: … More

Amplified Optical Splitters for Optically Controlled Phased Array Antennas

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Yet-zen Liu
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
A loss-less, polarization insensitive optical power splitter is proposed here based on the integration of multimode interference couplers and semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA). The proposed effort addresses the key issue of integration of passive and active devices such as LPE or MOCVD regrowth… More

Development of High Speed Mercury Cadmium Telluride Detector Arrays with Integral Readouts

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr. Peter C. C. Wang , President
Award Amount: $75,000.00
Abstract:
50186-98-I Development of High Speed Mercury Cadmium Telluride Detector Arrays with Integral Readouts--Fermionics Corporation, 4555 Runway Street, Simi Valley, CA 93063-3479; (805) 582-0155 Dr. Peter C. C. Wang, Principal Investigator Dr. Peter C. C. Wang, Business Official DOE Grant No.… More

Low Light Level Solid State Sensors (HgCdTe)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Dr. Muren Chu
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
In this proposal, Fermionics Corporation will fabricate 2.0 ¿m, high temperature HgCdTe focal plane array (FPA) cameras for the U.S. Army. The FPA will be in the form of a hybrid with a dimension between 360x480 to 480x640. During phase I, we will optimize three techniques to produce 64x64, 2.0… More

A Novel Low Cost Fiber Bragg Grating Stabilized Multiwavele

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / STTR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Research Institution: University of California
Principal Investigator: Yet-zen Liu
Award Amount: $65,000.00
RI Contact: Paul Yu
Abstract:
A novel fiber Bragg grating stabilized laser array is proposed here. The multi-wavelength source is aimed at low cost dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) applications where the superior properties, i.e., low chirp, low temperature dependence, of the fiber Grating is utilized. The resultant… More

Advanced Short, Mid and Long Wavelength Infrared Detector Material

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr. Muren Chu
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
The goal of this three phase program is to develop a technology to produce Shortwave Infrared (SWIR), Midwave Infrared (MWIR), and Longwave Infrared (LWIR) Mecury Cadmium Telluride (HgCdTe) materials and arrays for strategic applications. The major Phase I objective is to demonstrate a high yield… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Dr Peter C C Wang , President
Award Amount: $706,992.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Dr Muren Chu
Award Amount: $750,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu
Award Amount: $70,000.00

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu, Vice President
Award Amount: $96,551.00

Multicolor Electrochromic Camouflage

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu, Senior Research Scientist
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Recently there is much interest in the development of near room temperature, shortwave infrared imaging cameras using semiconductor focal plane array technology. One of the prime material candidates is HgCdTe. The advantage of HgCdTe over InGaAs isHgCdTe's high performance in the wavelength range… More

Low Power, Room Temperature Systems for the Dtection and Identification of Radionuclides from Atmospheric Nuclear Tests

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu, Vice President
Award Amount: $749,684.00
Abstract:
For the next generation imaging equipment, CdZnTe/CdTe sensors are urgently needed unless a new semiconductor can be found. This Small Business Innovation Research project addresses the issues which prevent the wide applications of CdZnTe for roomtemperature radiation detection. The scientific… More

High Performance Thermo-Electrically-Cooled LWIR Mercury Cadmium Telluride Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Steven S. Terterian
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
70192 Thermo-electrically (TE) cooled long wave infrared detectors, with superior performance for remote chemical sensing of different compounds, are needed for the monitoring of weapons of mass destruction. Current technology suffers from device degradation, and large leakage currents,… More

Low-cost, Lightweight, Mid-Wave InfraRed (MWIR) Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu, Vice president
Award Amount: $99,713.00
Abstract:
"In Phase I of this proposed program, an innovative high yield technology will be developed to produce MWIR HgCdTe arrays operating at TE-cooled temperatures. This technology has been successfully used at Fermionics Corporation to develop shortwave andlongwave HgCdTe arrays. By the end of the… More

Large Format, 1280x1024 Longwave HgCdTe Focal Plane Arrays

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu, Vice President
Award Amount: $69,710.00
Abstract:
"This Small Business Innovation Research project develops large format (1280x1024), longwave infrared (LWIR) HgCdTe focal plane array (FPA) cameras. The LWIR HgCdTe arrays will be fabricated by ion implantation. In Phase I, two types of implantations willbe conducted to fabricate 320x256 LWIR… More

SBIR/STTR Phase I: Advanced CdZnTe for Room Temperature Radiation Detection

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NSF
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu
Award Amount: $99,960.00
Abstract:
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project addresses the fundamental issues limiting the applications of Cadmium-Zinc-Telluride/Cadmium Telluride radiation detectors. Currently, x-ray and gamma ray equipment industry producing medical imaging, manufacturing, and security inspection… More

Multi-color VLWIR Focal Plane Array for Space Applications

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu, Vice President
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
"The goal of this project is to use two innovative technologies to fabricate multi-color VLWIR HgCdTe FPAs for MDA's applications. In this program, the state-of-the-art ion implantation and double layer epitaxy techniques will be used for producingthe VLWIR detectors and arrays. In Phase I, two… More

Longwave Infrared Focal Plane Array for Imaging Fourier Transform Spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu, Vice President
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
The goal of this program is to develop high speed, high spatial resolution, and simultaneous integration, HgCdTe LongWave InfraRed (LWIR) Focal Plane Arrays (FPA) suitable for use in imaging Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (FTS) applications. In thisproject, 320x256 HgCdTe array hybrids with a frame… More

High Performance TE-cooled LWIR HgCdTe Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Steven S. Terterian
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
70192S02-II Thermo-electrically (TE) cooled, long wave infrared detectors, with superior performance for remote chemical sensing of different compounds, are needed for the monitoring of weapons of mass destruction. Current technology suffers from device degradation and large leakage currents,… More

High Performance TE-cooled LWIR HgCdTe Detectors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Steven S. Terterian
Award Amount: $500,000.00
Abstract:
70192S02-II Thermo-electrically (TE) cooled, long wave infrared detectors, with superior performance for remote chemical sensing of different compounds, are needed for the monitoring of weapons of mass destruction. Current technology suffers from device degradation and large leakage currents,… More

Low-cost, Lightweight, Mid-Wave InfraRed (MWIR) Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu, VICE PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of this SBIR project is to develop a technology to produce low-cost, lightweight, MidWave InfraRed (MWIR) sensors. In Phase I, the feasibility of producing a thermo-electrically cooled HgCdTe Focal Plane Array camera has beendemonstrated. In Phase II, the first major objective is… More

Low-cost, Lightweight, Mid-Wave InfraRed (MWIR) Sensors

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu, VICE PRESIDENT
Award Amount: $739,997.00
Abstract:
The ultimate goal of this SBIR project is to develop a technology to produce low-cost, lightweight, MidWave InfraRed (MWIR) sensors. In Phase I, the feasibility of producing a thermo-electrically cooled HgCdTe Focal Plane Array camera has beendemonstrated. In Phase II, the first major objective is… More

Longwave Infrared Focal Plane Array for Imaging Fourier Transform Spectroscopy

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
The goal of this program is to develop high speed, high spatial resolution, and simultaneous integration, HgCdTe LongWave InfraRed (LWIR) Focal Plane Arrays (FPA) suitable for use in imaging Fourier Transform Spectroscopy (FTS) applications. In this project, Fermionics will produce 320x256 HgCdTe… More

CdZnTe Detector Advancement Through Defect Reduction

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Muren Chu, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
75028-CdTe and CdZnTe materials have been studied for more than forty and twenty years, respectively, for producing room-temperature gamma ray detectors for Nuclear Physics research. Despite measurable success in the application of the detectors, detector production yield has been low and detector… More