Accession Number : ADD008587

Title :   Superlattice Millimeter Wave Detector.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Crowne,Frank J ; Simonis,George J ; Weber,Bruce A

Report Date : 22 Apr 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This document discloses a millimeter wave detector wherein the radiation is detected by a superlattice. The superlattice consists of alternate layers of materials with thickness that provide sub-band widths in the superlattice corresponding to the energy of millimeter wave radiation. A bias voltage is applied across the superlattice and the current through the superlattice is measured. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Detectors, *Millimeter waves, Solid state electronics, Bias, Electromagnetic induction, Layers, Epitaxial growth, Gallium arsenides, Doping, Energy bands, Excitation, Transport properties, Charge carriers

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE