Accession Number : AD0827267

Title :   BROADBAND OPTICAL DETECTORS (1.06-MICRON).

Descriptive Note : Rept. no. 2 (Final), 1 Jan-30 Jun 67,

Corporate Author : TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC DALLAS SEMICONDUCTOR-COMPONENTS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Shaunfield, W. N.

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : A sensitive, broadband, solid-state optical detector was developed, for 1.06-millimicrons light. The detector contains a germanium avalanche photodiode, thermoelectric cooler, automatic biasing circuit and a low-noise broadband preamplifier. The program was divided into three tasks: Task I--design, fabrication and study of germanium avalanche photodiodes; Task II-design and fabrication of the amplifier, cooler, and bias circuit; and Task III--testing and characterization of the complete detector assembly. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PHOTODIODES), (*INFRARED OPTICAL SYSTEMS, GERMANIUM, AVALANCHE DIODES, INFRARED LASERS, MODULATORS, BROADBAND, TEMPERATURE, TRANSISTOR AMPLIFIERS, DETECTORS.

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Optics
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE