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High-sensitive detection of infrared radiation
Author(s): Gennadii K. Vlasov; Dmitrii N. Vylegzhanin; Elena I. Chizhikova
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Paper Abstract

This paper is concerned with the design of high-sensitive, with noise equivalent power (NEP) less than 10-17 WHz-1/2, detectors and imagers of infrared (including submillimeter) radiation. Excitonic detectors are based on IR-quenching effects for secondary visible radiation of crystal and represent the new generation of IR-detectors, because they use optical (contactless) read-out of information from an IR-sensor. It is possible also to create a matrix version of such devices, which supposes the use of light fiberoptics and corresponding processing methods. As a result of our proposition both the single detectors for use in the radiometers, which determine the temperature difference, and visualizers or TV- photocathodes for IR-band, particularly for its far longwave (submillimeter) region, may be created. As it was supposed, just in submillimeter range the exchange by genetic information is realized. The intra-cell water strongly absorbs the submillimeter radiation, however, the nervous fibers are seen to be the dielectric waveguides in the submillimeter band.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2131, Biomedical Fiber Optic Instrumentation, (28 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180757
Show Author Affiliations
Gennadii K. Vlasov, Ctr. for Program Studies (Russia)
Dmitrii N. Vylegzhanin, Ctr. for Program Studies (Russia)
Elena I. Chizhikova, Ctr. for Program Studies (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2131:
Biomedical Fiber Optic Instrumentation
James A. Harrington; David M. Harris; Abraham Katzir; Fred P. Milanovich, Editor(s)

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