Accession Number : ADD009236

Title :   Multispectral I.R. Detector and Mosaic Focal Planes Therefrom.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Schoolar,Richard B ; Jensen,J D

Report Date : 14 Sep 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A multispectral photovoltaic infrared detector comprises a plurality of layers of single-crystal, lead/alloy semiconductors on a single-crystal substrate of, e.g., barium fluoride, wherein each layer, except the one covering the substrate, partially covers the preceeding layer; a layered concentration of oxides between the layers to provide a positive-charge barrier to the minority-charge-carriers in the layers; a P-N junction in each layer in the uncovered portion thereof; an electrical contact connected to each P-N junction; and an electrical contact on the P-type portion of least one semiconductor layer. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Infrared detectors, *Photovoltaic effect, Mosaics(Light sensitive), Heterojunctions, Lead sulfides, Barium halides, Fluorides, Single crystals, Schottky barrier devices, Charge carriers, Multispectral, Thermography, Medical equipment

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE