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Optical Engineering

Infrared Focal Plane Arrays
Author(s): Eustace L. Dereniak
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Paper Abstract

The infrared spectral region has intrigued scientists for over a hundred years, but until recently it has been impossible to create infrared sensors analogous to the human eye. The recent breakthroughs have come about through the creation of large, two-dimensional solid-state arrays that have thousands of detectors distributed across the focal plane of an optical system. The days of scanning-type optical systems are numbered, as such systems give way to staring-type sensors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1987
PDF: 1 pages
Opt. Eng. 26(3) 263181 doi: 10.1117/12.7974048
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 26, Issue 3
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Eustace L. Dereniak, University of Arizona (United States)


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