Accession Number : AD0718096

Title :   Photodetectors for the 0.1 Micrometer to 1 Micrometer Spectral Region,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Seib,David H. ; Aukerman,Lee W.

Report Date : 25 JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 212

Abstract : The state of the art of detectors of electromagnetic radiation in the wavelength region 0.1 micrometer to 1 micrometer is reviewed. The types of detectors considered are photoemissive detectors, semiconductor junction detectors, photoconductors, and photoionization chamber devices. For each type of detector the theory of operation and general material and device properties, including spectral response, frequency response, noise properties, etc., are discussed. The actual properties of presently available, state-of-the-art detectors are summarized. Finally, a comparison of the detectivities possible with the various types of detectors over the 0.1 micrometer to 1 micrometer wavelength range is given. Comparisons of other relevant detector properties (speed of response, reliability) are also included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*INFRARED DETECTORS, STATE-OF-THE-ART REVIEWS), (*ULTRAVIOLET DETECTORS, STATE-OF-THE-ART REVIEWS), PHOTODIODES, PHOTOELECTRIC MATERIALS, PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY, PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT, PHOTOTUBES, PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBES, AVALANCHE DIODES, ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS, INFRARED SPECTRA, PHOTOCATHODES, BAND THEORY OF SOLIDS, GAIN, SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO, PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS(SEMICONDUCTOR), ULTRAVIOLET SPECTRA, VISIBLE SPECTRA, IONIZATION CHAMBERS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Optical Detection and Detectors
      Ultraviolet Detection and Detectors
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE