VLWIR Detector Using Strained Type II Superlatice

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19686
Amount: $49,663.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1993
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Superior Vacuum Technology,
7620 Executive Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Chow
 (612) 934-1993
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE RECENTLY INVENTED TYPE II STRAINED LAYER SUPERLATTICES MADE OF GaInSb/InAs HAVE SHOWN GREAT PROMISE AS IR DETECTORS. MADE OF PERIODS OF MATERIALS EACH ONLY A FEW ATOMS THICK. IT HAS SEVERAL DESIRABLE OPTICAL AND TRANSPORT PROPERTIES WHICH WOUDL BECOME EVEN MORE IMPORTANT FOR VLWIR (>12um) APPLICATIONS. TO EXPLORE THE POTENTIAL OF THIS MATERIAL SYSTEM, WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE ITS USE FOR DETECTOR DEVICE APPLICATIONS AND DEMONSTRATE THE PREDICTED PROPERTIES. SAMPLES WILL BE FABRICATED IN A STATE-OF-THE-ART MBE SYSTEM USING AUTOMATED PROCESS CONTROL. WE PLAN TO STUDY THEIR DOPANT BEHAVIOR AND DETECTOR CHARACTERISTICS IN A DIODE STRUCTURE.

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