High Performance Nanopillar Optical Antenna Avalanche Detector Operating at 1.06um
Department of Defense
Missile Defense Agency
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Illinois Applied Research Associates LLC
21W625 Huntington Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL, -
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AbstractThree dimensional (3D) imaging and single-wavelength active sensors are very effective for distinguishing moving targets, such as missiles, from decoys and for cutting through natural clutter and thermal noise. For systems equipped with ALS to accurately acquire, track and point moving objects, extremely sensitive detectors are required to be able to provide the bandwidth and resolution necessary. This proposal investigates a novel platform for high sensitivity, high bandwidth, low noise detector arrays in the 1 & #956;m wavelength realm. The detector platform is based on the Nanopillar Optical Antenna Avalanche Detector (NOAAD) technology such that both plasmonically enhanced absorption and enhanced avalanche multiplication is engineered within a semiconductor nanopillar.
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