Linear uncooled microbolometer array based on VOx thin films

Citation
Ch. Chen et al., Linear uncooled microbolometer array based on VOx thin films, INFR PHYS T, 42(2), 2001, pp. 87-90
Citations number
9
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Apllied Physucs/Condensed Matter/Materiales Science","Optics & Acoustics
Journal title
INFRARED PHYSICS & TECHNOLOGY
ISSN journal
1350-4495 → ACNP
Volume
42
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
87 - 90
Database
ISI
SICI code
1350-4495(200104)42:2<87:LUMABO>2.0.ZU;2-V
Abstract
This paper describes the deposition of poly-crystal mixed vanadium oxide th in films on substrates of quartz glass and Si(1 0 0) by reactive ion-beam s puttering followed by post-deposition annealing, and the fabrication of exp erimental linear uncooled microbolometer array infrared detectors on the qu artz substrate as well. SEM and XRD indicate that the films have a smooth c ompact surface morphology with needle like grains and poly-crystal structur e of mixed vanadium oxides. The characteristics of the detectors are invest igated to infrared radiation in the spectral region of 8-12 mum at an opera tion temperature of 296 K. At a chopping frequency of 30 Hz, the fabricated detectors exhibit D* of 1.89 x 10(8) cm Hz(1/2) W-1, NEP of 1.67 x 10(-11) W Hx(-1/2) and tau of 11 ms. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights res erved.