VLWIR Detector Using Strained Type II Superlatice

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$49,663.00
Award Year:
1993
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
19686
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Superior Vacuum Technology,
7620 Executive Drive, Eden Prairie, MN, 55344
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Peter Chow
(612) 934-1993
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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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