, Volume 34, Issue 5, pp 484-490

Silicon-integrated uncooled infrared detectors: Perspectives on thin films and microstructures

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Abstract

Uncooled infrared (IR) photodetectors for telecommunications, optical processor interconnects, and focal plane arrays are advantageously integrated into systems that are silicon based through advanced thin-film technologies. This paper reviews challenges of materials, microstructures, interfaces, and reactions of thin-film materials and technologies posed by such applications.