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REAL TIME MONITOR AND CONTROL OF MBE GROWTH OF HGCDTE BY SPECTROSCOPIC…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
18520
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18520
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
J. A. Woollam Co., Inc.
645 M Street, Suite 102 Lincoln, NE 68508
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: REAL TIME MONITOR AND CONTROL OF MBE GROWTH OF HGCDTE BY SPECTROSCOPIC ELLIOPSOMETRY
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $489,495.00
 

Abstract:

II-VI SEMICONDUCTORS, ESPECIALLY HGCDTE, ARE USED EXTENSIVELY IN INFRARED IMAGING AND NIGHT VISION ELECTRONICS. THESE SEMICONDUCTORS HAVE SOFT SURFACES; GROWTH OF DEVICE QUALITY MATERIAL IS DIFFICULT; DEVICE YIELDS ARE LOW, AND COSTS ARE HIGH. THERE IS THUS A GREAT NEED FOR NON-INVASIVE PROCESS CONTROL. RECENTLY OUR COMPANY HAS DEVELOPED IN SITU SPECTROSCOPIC ELLIPSOMETRY FOR THE MONITOR OF AL(X)GA(1-X). AS CRYSTAL GROWTH BY MBE. IN ELLIPSOMETRY LINEARLY POLARIZED LIGHT IS INCIDENT ON THE MATERIAL OF INTEREST AND THE POLARIZATION STATE OF THE REFLECTED LIGHT IS DETERMINED. OUR IN SITU WORK TO DATE HAS BEEN REASONABLY SUCCESSFUL USING ROTATING ANALYZER, FIXED POLARIZER ELLIPSOMETRY; HOWEVER, CONSIDERABLE FURTHER PROGRESS MUST BE MADE BEFORE ELLIPSOMETRY CAN BE ADOPTED FOR IN SITU CONTROL OF HGCDTE CRYSTAL GROWTH. FASTER DATA ACQUISITION AND ANALYSIS METHODS NEED TO BE ADOPTED. FOR THIS PURPOSE WE PROPOSE USING A SOLID STATE OPTICAL MULTIDETECTOR ARRAY, AS WELL AS VERY FAST COMPUTERS AND MORE EFFICIENT SOFTWARE. IN ADDITION, THE OPTICAL CONSTANTS OF HG(1-X)CD(X)TE NEED TO BE MEASURED AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES AND FOR VARIOUS X VALUES. THUS IN PHASE I WE WILL BUILD AND TEST A FAST PROTOTYPE SPECTROSCOPIC ELLIPSOMETER AND GAIN EXPERIENCE MAKING MEASUREMENTS AT GROWTH TEMPERATURES. EMPHASIS WILL BE ON MONITORING GROWTH; HOWEVER, WE WILL IMPLEMENT A SIMPLE DEMONSTRATION OF PROCESS CONTROL IN PHASE I. IN PHASE II WE WILL FURTHER PERFECT THE TECHNIQUE FOR CONTROL OF MBE GROWTH OF HGCDTE AND GAIN CONSIDERABLE EXPERIENCE ON AN ACTUAL ARMY GROWTH CHAMBER. AN OPERATING AND WELL DOCUMENTED SPECTROSCOPIC ELLIPSOMETER SYSTEM WILL BE DELIVERABLE AS PART OF THE PHASE II CONTRACT.

Principal Investigator:

Blaine Johs
4024777501

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

J.a. Woollam Company
650 J Street Lincoln, NE 68508

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No