Accession Number : AD0164277

Title :   Far-Infrared Photodetector.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Pershan,Peter S. ; Eisenberger,Peter

Report Date : 22 JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : The patent describes a new class of semiconductor photodetectors fabricated by doping ionic single crystals with rare-earth dopants. When these doped crystals are cooled and a potential is applied across the crystal, it functions as an image converter, converting incident infrared radiation into visible components.

Descriptors :   *Photodetectors, *Semiconductor devices, *Image converters, *Patents, Single crystals, Cadmium compounds, Fluorides, Far infrared radiation

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE