Advanced Infrared (IR) Sensor Components for Missile Defense

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
HQ0006-07-C-7657
Award Id:
78031
Agency Tracking Number:
B064-011-0081
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
710 ASP Ave., Suite #303, Norman, OK, 73069
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
144959942
Principal Investigator:
ZhishengShi
President, Nanolight Inc
(405) 641-0258
shi@nanolightinc.net
Business Contact:
ZhishengShi
President, Nanolight Inc
(405) 641-0258
shi@nanolightinc.net
Research Institute:
UNIV. OF OKLAHOMA
Suzanne Turek
Office of Research Services
731 Elm Avenue, 134 Buchanan
Norman, OK, 73019 2115
(405) 325-4292
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to further develop IV-VI PbSnSe detectors epitaxially grown on Si substrates. The motivation of fabricating IV-VI detector arrays on Si is based on the following advantages of IV-VI Pb-salt semiconductors. (1) The large dielectric constant helps screen and localize the defect related effects. (2) The epitaxial material on Si is highly uniform, and thus the cutoff wavelength in large area is highly uniform. This reduces the demand for powerful signal processing of a read out integrated circuit (ROIC). (3) The low growth temperature allows direct growth of Pb-salt detector structures on Si with integrated ROICs. Therefore, a cost-effective, monolithic focal plane array can be fabricated on a Si substrate. The intellectual merits lie in new growth techniques for IV-VI semiconductor grown on a Si substrate. Our first technique is to apply an annealing method to a thin template epitaxial layer. Another new growth technique is to grow in-situ p-n junction. The successful outcome of this proposal would lead to affordable detector focal plane arrays that have comparable or better performance than the current state-of-art devices.

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