Cathodoluminescence Defect Characterization for Medium Wavelength Infrared (MWIR) and Long-Wave Infrared (LWIR) HgCdTe

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W909MY-10-C-0025
Agency Tracking Number: A2-3899
Amount: $729,266.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-102
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
590 Territorial Drive, Suite B, Bolingbrook, IL, -
DUNS: 068568588
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Carmody
 Senior Director
 (630) 771-0203
Business Contact
 Sivalingam Sivananthan
Title: President&CEO
Phone: (630) 771-0203
Research Institution
Traditional Cathodoluminescence (CL) tools are limited to the Near Infrared (NIR) region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Commercially available NIR CL tools are useful for studying wide bandgap semiconductors like CdTe. However, narrow gap materials such as Mid and Long Wavelength infrared (MWIR and LWIR) HgCdTe have spectral energies outside the limits of traditional CL tools. A proposal based on the Phase I program for building a CL characterization tool based around a cooled HgCdTe detector to study defects in MWIR and LWIR HgCdTe is outlined. The goal of the proposed Phase II program is to build, assemble and test a fully integrated CL tool capable of defect characterization and imaging MWIR and LWIR HgCdTe. The design and construction plan outlined in the proposal uses commercially available optical components and spectrometers and requires only the growth, processing and dewar integration of a MWIR or LWIR HgCdTe detector into a CL tool designed, constructed and optimized from MWIR and LWIR operation.

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