Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science in Applied Physics - (M.S.)



First Advisor

John Charles Hensel

Second Advisor

Ken K. Chin

Third Advisor

William Savin


In the atmospheric window thermal imaging technology, the 8-12 micron spectral range is of particular interest, since the 300 K black body radiation peaks at around 10 micron with a flux as large as 1019photons/cm2sec. Due to its extreme temperature sensitivity for the 300 K background imaging, this long wave length infrared atmospheric window is vital for a variety of applications. A monolithic GaAs multiple quantum well (MQW) IR image sensor in this spectrum region is being developed in the research group of Profs. K. Chin and J. C. Hensel.

The work performed here is to set up a computer-controlled tunable raditaion source for characterizing 10 micron image sensors. A Perkin-Elmer Model-210 monochromator has been calibrated, and a computer-control system has been constructed.

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