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Title: Time resolved photo-luminescent decay characterization of mercury cadmium telluride focal plane arrays

The minority carrier lifetime is a measurable material property that is an indication of infrared detector device performance. To study the utility of measuring the carrier lifetime, an experiment has been constructed that can time resolve the photo-luminescent decay of a detector or wafer sample housed inside a liquid nitrogen cooled Dewar. Motorized stages allow the measurement to be scanned over the sample surface, and spatial resolutions as low as 50┬Ám have been demonstrated. A carrier recombination simulation was developed to analyze the experimental data. Results from measurements performed on 4 mercury cadmium telluride focal plane arrays show strong correlation between spatial maps of the lifetime, dark current, and relative response.
  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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Optics Express
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Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087
Optical Society of America (OSA)
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Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
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United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; arrays; infrared; detector materials; fluorescent and luminescent materials