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Infrared detector device inspection system

United States Patent

August 9, 2016
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Methods and apparatuses for identifying carrier lifetimes are disclosed herein. In a general embodiment, a beam of light is sent to a group of locations on a material for an optical device. Photons emitted from the material are detected at each of the group of locations. A carrier lifetime is identified for each of the group of locations based on the photons detected from each of the group of locations.
Soehnel; Grant (Albuquerque, NM), Bender; Daniel A. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
14/ 689,167
April 17, 2015
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the United States Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights in this invention.