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