Quantum well infrared photodetectors: present and future

Opt. Eng. 50, 061013 (May 31, 2011); doi:10.1117/1.3584838

Online Publication Date: Wednesday 02 November 2011

Conference Date: Tuesday 31 May 2011

 

Vincent Guériaux 
III-V Lab, Campus de Polytechnique, 1 Avenue Augstin Fresnel, Palaiseau, 91767, France and Thales Optronique S.A., 2 Avenue Gay Lussac, Elancourt, 78995, France
Nadia Brière de l’Isle, Arnaud Berurier, and Odile Huet 
III-V Lab, Campus de Polytechnique, 1 Avenue Augstin Fresnel, Palaiseau 91767, France
Alain Manissadjian 
Sofradir, 43-47 rue Camille Pelletan, Chatenay-Malabry 92290, France
Huges Facoetti, Xavier Marcadet, Mathieu Carras, Virginie Trinité, and Alexandru Nedelcu 
III-V Lab, Campus de Polytechnique, 1 Avenue Augstin Fresnel, Palaiseau, 91767, France

 

A review of the III-V Lab activities in the field of quantum well infrared photodetectors (QWIPs) is presented. We discuss the specific advantages of this type of detector and present the production facilities and status. A large section is dedicated to broadband QWIPs for space applications and to QWIPs on InP for mid-wavelength infrared detection. We review the progress of QWIP technology for the next generation (dual band, polarimetric, and multispectral) of thermal imagers. Finally, the state-of-the-art of very long wavelength QWIPs is discussed.

© 2011 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3584838

Vincent Guériaux, Nadia Brière de l’Isle, Arnaud Berurier, Odile Huet, Alain Manissadjian, Huges Facoetti, Xavier Marcadet, Mathieu Carras, Virginie Trinité and Alexandru Nedelcu, "Quantum well infrared photodetectors: present and future", Opt. Eng. 50, 061013 (May 31, 2011); doi:10.1117/1.3584838