Effects of Bridge Pattern on Performance of YBaCuO Microbolometers

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Authors
  1. Laou, P.
  2. Phong, L.N.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
The effects of bridge pattern on the performance of YBaCuO microbolometers were investigated. For this purpose, Si3N4 bridges with grids and hinges of varying width created on Si wafers by means of bulk Si micromachining. Semiconducting YBaCuO films were sputter-deposited onto the bridges to form resistive bolometers. In reducing the width of the hinges from 10 to 5 Mum, one can enhance the bolometric responsivity by approximately two times at room temperature. Further, a factor of enhancement of as large as three could be achieved on bridges with a grid pattern. The grid pattern also modified the spectral absorbance of the bridges. The enhancement of experimental responsivity was shown to be consistent with the one predicted from changes in thermal conductance, electrical resistance, and optical absorbance of the bolometers.
Keywords
Microbolometers;YBaCuO
Date of publication
31 Oct 2002
Number of Pages
8
Reprinted from
JVST A, vol 20, no 5, 2002, p 1659-11662
DSTKIM No
CA021452
CANDIS No
518147
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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