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Table of Contents

1. Near Infrared InGaAs Detectors

Rengarajan Sudharsanan and Joseph C Boisvert

2. Mid-wave InSb Detectors

Mark Greiner and David S. Smith

3. HgCdTe Mid-wave Infrared Detectors

William Tennant and

4. HgCdTe Long-Wave Infrared Detectors

David R. Rhiger

5. Superlattice Infrared Detectors

David Ting, Cory J. Hill, Alex Soibel, Jean Nguyen, and Sarath D. Gunapala

6. Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors

Sarath D. Gunapala, Sumith Bandara, David Ting, Sir Rafol, and Cory Hill

7. Quantum Dot Infrared Photodetectors

Sanjay Krishna and Ajit Barve

8. Silicon Blocked Impurity Band Detectors

Dutch Staplebroek

9. Far-infrared Quantum well detectors


10. Heterojunction Interfacial Work-function Internal Photo-emission Detectors

Unil Perera


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"This book will be very useful to groups interested in using state of the art detection systems in the infrared and related regions. It is principally concerned with the use of focal plane arrays and the detection of images. These are described and illustrated very clearly, and will be very useful to scientists interested in infrared imaging. The treatment in this monograph gives much less emphasis to the use of fast, single element, detectors, which are still very useful for measuring real-time experiments such as those involving rapidly chirped infrared pulses."--Contemporary Physics