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This study investigated the techniques for determining the elastic modulus and estimating the stress gradient of plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) silicon nitride thin films. The experimentally determined elastic modulus was then used in a finite element beam model to compute the stress distribution inside the thin films using a commercial(More)
We report the first planar waveguides made from mercury-cadmium-telluride (MCT)-a material to date exclusively used for mid-infrared (MIR) detector elements-serving as on-chip MIR evanescent field transducers in combination with tunable quantum cascade lasers (tQCLs) emitting in the spectral regime of 5.78-6.35 μm. This novel MIR sensing approach utilizes(More)
The effect of deposition conditions on characteristic mechanical properties – elastic modulus and hardness – of low-temperature PECVD silicon nitrides is investigated using nanoindentation. It is found that increase in substrate temperature, increase in plasma power and decrease in chamber gas pressure all result in increases in elastic modulus and(More)
The design, micro-fabrication, and electronic and optical performance of a tuneable short-wavelength infrared Fabry-Pérot microresonator on a mercury cadmium telluride photoconductor is presented. The maximum processing temperature of 125 degrees C has negligible effect on the electronic and optical performance of photoconductor test structures. Maximum(More)
Silica thin films containing uniformly dispersed lanthanum hexaboride (LaB₆) nanoparticles have been prepared by spin-coating a sol-gel silica solution containing cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide (CTAB)-stabilized LaB₆ nanoparticles onto a glass substrate followed by a standard heat treatment. The production of this thin film involved three steps: (i) a(More)
We point out that the comparison in Fig. 1 of the recent publication by S. Kiatgamolchai et al. [Phys. Rev. E 66, 036705 (2002)] of the proposed maximum entropy-mobility spectrum analysis (ME-MSA) with our quantitative mobility spectrum analysis (QMSA) is misleading. Rather than comparing with the more recent "improved" version of QMSA [Vurgaftman et al.,(More)
In this paper we study the influence of carrier transport under non-equilibrium condition in HgCdTe superlattice barrier detector employing self-consistent NEGF-Poisson solver. We use single-band effective mass approximation extracted from k.p envelope function to calculate dark current in the presence of applied bias. We expect the properties of(More)