Advanced Detector Centre

Chee Hing Tan, Jo Shien Ng, Jon Willmott, John David

Aims

• Increase industry funding
• Provide solutions for photon detection through development focused project
• Translates fundamental research in detector to prototypes and instrumentations
• Strengthen and build new links with industry and external organisations
• Enhance alignment of research at Sheffield and industrial needs

Academic Team

Member Role Email
Prof. Chee Hing Tan Director
High speed and low noise avalanche photodiodes lead
c.h.tan@sheffield.ac.uk
Prof. John David Infrared technology lead j.p.david@sheffield.ac.uk
Dr. Jo Shien Ng X-ray and single photon detection j.s.ng@sheffield.ac.uk
Dr. Jon Willmott Optics and Instrumentation j.r.willmott@sheffield.ac.uk

Project Overview

ADC Diagram

We have experience in a wide range of projects:

Current Projects

Date Sponsor Title
1. March 2015 - Sept 2015 UK Space Agency (RP10G0348B02) Infrared sensing above 10μm using Type II Superlattice Photodetectors
2. Jan 2015 - Sept 2015 IIKE and LAND Instruments Ratio detectors incorporating on-chip temperature monitoring
3. Feb 2015 - Jul 2018 H2020: Marie Curie ITN PROMIS
4. Jan 13 - Jan 15 European Space Agency (4000107110) InAs APD development for NIR and SWIR applications
5. May13 - May15 TSB-KTP (KTP009051) Novel multi-colour radiation thermometry
6. Apr13 – Oct16 EPSRC(EP/K001469/1) Next generation avalanche photodiodes: realising new potentials using nm wide avalanche regions
7. Nov12 – Oct 15 EPSRC CASE with
LAND Instruments International Ltd.

High sensitivity, multispectral InAsNSb based infrared detectors for thermal imaging and non-contact temperature measurement.

8. Sep 12 - Aug 15 EPSRC (EP/J015814/1) InAsNSb Dilute Nitride Materials for Mid-infrared Devices & Applications.
9. Aug 12 – Feb 16 Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTLX1000064084) Novel lateral cascaded InAs avalanche photodiodes for infrared sensing: Towards a true solid state photomultiplier

Completed Projects

Date Sponsor Title
1. Aug 10 – Apr 14 EPSRC (EP/H031464/1) Ultra high detectivity single carrier multiplication InAs avalanche photodiodes for IR optical detection.
2. May 07 – Sep 10 TSB Superconducting Systems
3. Apr 09 - Sept 10 UK Ministry of Defence
EMRS DTC
Detectors for Infrared Algorithmic Spectrometer
4. Apr 07 - Apr 09 UK Ministry of Defence
EMRS DTC
Novel low voltage InAs avalanche photodiodes for affordable 2D IR photodetectors
5. Apr 06 - Mar 07 UK Ministry of Defence
EMRS DTC
Novel low voltage InAs avalanche photodiode
6. Jul 06 - Jun 10 (w ext.) EPSRC(EP/D064759/1) Novel InGaAs/InAlAs travelling-wave avalanche photodiode for ultra high speed photonic applications
7. Nov 07 – Oct 08 UK Ministry of Defence
Competition of Ideas
2 Band Quantum Dot Infrared Photodiodes for Mid- and Long-Wave Infrared Scene Sensing
8. Oct 04 - Sep 07 Bookham (now Oclaro) CASE studentship: InAlAs avalanche photodiodes