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Volume 20, Issue 2 (Jun 2013)

Modeling of HgCdTe LWIR detector for high operation temperature conditions

P. Martyniuk
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  • Institute of Applied Physics, Military University of Technology, 2 Kaliskiego Str., 00-908 Warsaw, Poland
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/ W. Gawron
  • Institute of Applied Physics, Military University of Technology, 2 Kaliskiego Str., 00-908 Warsaw, Poland
/ P. Madejczyk
  • Institute of Applied Physics, Military University of Technology, 2 Kaliskiego Str., 00-908 Warsaw, Poland
/ A. Rogalski
  • Institute of Applied Physics, Military University of Technology, 2 Kaliskiego Str., 00-908 Warsaw, Poland
/ J. Piotrowski
  • Corresponding author
  • Vigo System S.A., 129/133 Pozna!ska Str., 05-850 O"arów Mazowiecki, Poland
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Published Online: 2013-06-05 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/mms-2013-0014


The paper reports on the photoelectrical performance of the long wavelength infrared (LWIR) HgCdTe high operating temperature (HOT) detector. The detector structure was simulated with commercially available software APSYS by Crosslight Inc. taking into account SRH, Auger and tunnelling currents. A detailed analysis of the detector performance such as dark current, detectivity, time response as a function of device architecture and applied bias is performed, pointing out optimal working conditions.

Keywords: HgCdTe; IR detector; Auger suppression; HOT detectors

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Published Online: 2013-06-05

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Citation Information: Metrology and Measurement Systems, ISSN (Print) 0860-8229, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/mms-2013-0014.

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