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Electro-Optical Systems - Article II The Detection Process - Radiation Transducers
Author(s): Gerhard O. Sauermann
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Paper Abstract

GENERAL REMARKS The heart of every electro-optical device is the radiation detector. It has the function of converting the incident radiation into an electrical signal (voltage or current) which in turn can be amplified, processed, drive displays, and which constitutes a meaningful measure of the incident radiation. The term, detector, usually is applied to a physical device which consists of the radiation transducer itself as well as windows, limiting apertures, possibly electron optics, and cooling units. But the performance of the detector and its capabilities are almost entirely determined by the radiation transducer.

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Date Published: 1 October 1973
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 12(5) 125182 doi: 10.1117/12.7971659
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 12, Issue 5
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Gerhard O. Sauermann, Mitre Corporation (United States)

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