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12 November 2001 Single-element PV and PC infrared detectors for medical applications
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In Korea, Japan and China, the measurement of surface temperature profile shown in abnormalities in neural and vascular functions, facial lesions, changes of blood stream in peripheral tissues (breast cancer, etc.), and psychosomatic problems is widely used for the diagnosis and the progress monitor of disease and symptoms (pains). For this application, single element LWIR Hg0.78Cd0.22Te photo-conductive (PC) detectors were fabricated with the wafers having a cutoff wavelength larger than 12.5 mm. The optical characteristics such as responsivity and detectivity were tested and the operation of the detectors was proved by the thermal imaging system IRIS5000. It was found that the 1/f noise makes lines and seriously degrades the thermal images. MWIR Hg0.70Cd0.30Te photo-voltaic (PV) detectors were also fabricated and tested for the medical application. However, owing to the low signal, the results were far from satisfactory. It is supposed that the integration methods are required for the single element MWIR detector.
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Young-Ho Kim, Myung-Soo Han, Min-Suk Jeoung, Nam-Su Yim, and Suk-Ryong Hahn "Single-element PV and PC infrared detectors for medical applications", Proc. SPIE 4454, Materials for Infrared Detectors, (12 November 2001);

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