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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Materials Chemistry
- Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)