Accession Number : AD0857978

Title :   The Potential Use of Zinc Sulfide in an Imaging Infrared Detector.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Neary, Michael J.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The emission response of ultraviolet-excited ZnS to stimulating infrared radiation of 1.5 to 5.5 micron wavelengths was studied at 77 degrees Kelvin. An image of an infrared source converted to visible light by a ZnS phosphor plate was photographed. The emission spectrum of ZnS under infrared stimulation at 2.46 microns was also examined. An energy band model for ZnS based on the infrared response curve and the emission spectrum is proposed. The feasibility of using ZnS in an imaging infrared detector is further enhanced by this study. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ZINC SULFIDES), (*INFRARED DETECTORS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, BAND THEORY OF SOLIDS, INFRARED IMAGES, EXCITATION, LUMINESCENCE, THESES.

Subject Categories : Optics
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE