In-situ Stress and Temperature Optical Monitoring for low-cost heteroepitaxial substrates for HgCdTe infrared detectors.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-11-C-0065
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4635
Amount: $723,505.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-151
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
k-Space Associates, Inc.
2182 Bishop Circle East, Dexter, MI, 48130
DUNS: 801558578
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charles Taylor
 Product Development Manag
 (734) 426-7977
Business Contact
 Darryl Barlett
Title: General Manager
Phone: (734) 426-7977
Research Institution
An integrated, in-situ, real-time, optical metrology system will be developed to measure temperature, film stress and reflectivity during CdTe and HgCdTe-based deposition applications. Temperature measurement will be performed using band-edge thermometry and blackbody radiation analysis to provide a measurement range of 25-800 degrees C on Si, GaAs, and CdTe-buffered Si/GaAs substrates. The system will be capable of full 2D substrate temperature profiling to provide uniformity analysis. Stress and reflectivity measurement will be made using an etalon-based multiple laser beam array. All measurements will be made simultaneously and will be synchronized to the substrate rotation. The system will be designed with the flexibility to be mounted on multiple reactor geometries.

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