Detectors with Integrated Filters for Solar VUV Observations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Commerce
Branch: N/A
Contract: DG133R-05-CN-1245
Agency Tracking Number: 2004-56
Amount: $300,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.1.6
Solicitation Number: NOAA-2004-1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
2527 W 237th Street, Unit A, Torrance, CA, 90505
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Raj Korde
 President
 (310) 534-3661
 rajkorde@ird-inc.com
Business Contact
 Raj Korde
Title: President
Phone: (310) 534-3661
Email: irdinc@earthlink.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Fabrication of stable, nearly 100% internal carrier collection efficiency silicon photodiodes (AXUV diodes) for 1 nm to 600 nm photons was successfully demonstrated by us several years ago. Owing to their excellent characteristics, these devices are being used by NIST as transfer standards in 5 nm to 250 nm range and aboard SOHO, SNOE and TIMED instruments for the EUV solar spectrum studies. Although, AXUV devices are being used in the present GOES EUV instrument, detectors for the 50 to 100 nm passband with stability and solar blindness required by GOES mission have not yet been demonstrated. Objective of this research is to realize AXUV diodes with Sn and In directly deposited filters for the 500 to 100 nm spectral region. In Phase I, fabrication of filtered diodes with five orders of magnitude visible light blocking will be demonstrated. In phase II, these devices with seven orders of magnitude visible light blocking and acceptable stability will be realized so that they will be useful with the transmission gratings to make the measurements desired by NOAA.

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