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Recent developments in infrared detectors and focal plane arrays
Author(s): Robert E. Sampson
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Paper Abstract

Infrared radiation is detected and converted to electrical signals by either thermal detectors or photon detectors. Development of focal plane arrays based on these processes continues with progress achieved in increased uniformity for photon detectors and increased sensitivity for thermal detectors. The current state of development for several materials for infrared focal plane arrays is discussed and recent developments reviewed. Applications and requirements for infrared focal plane arrays are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 November 1992
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 10269, Optical Technologies for Aerospace Sensing: A Critical Review, 1026902 (16 November 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.161574
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Robert E. Sampson, Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10269:
Optical Technologies for Aerospace Sensing: A Critical Review
James E. Pearson, Editor(s)

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