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Multifunction InGaAs detector with on-chip signal processing
Author(s): Lior Shkedy; Rami Fraenkel; Tal Fishman; Avihoo Giladi; Leonid Bykov; Ilana Grimberg; Elad Ilan; Shay Vaserman ; Alina Koifman
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Paper Abstract

Advanced electro-optical systems are designed towards a more compact, low power, and low cost solution with respect to traditional systems. Integration of several components or functionalities, such as infrared imager, laser designator, laser range finder (LRF), into one multi-function detector serves this trend. SNIR Read-Out Integrated Circuit (ROIC) incorporates this high level of signal processing and with relatively low power consumption. In this paper we present measurement results from a Focal Plane Array (FPA) where the SNIR ROIC is Flip-Chip bonded to a 15µm pitch VGA InGaAs detector array. The FPA is integrated into a metallic vacuum sealed package. We present InGaAs arrays with dark current density below 1.5 nA/cm2 at 280K (typically 1fA), Quantum Efficiency higher than 80% at 1550 nm and operability better than 99.5%. The metallic package is integrated with a low power proximity electronics which delivers Camera Link output. The overall power dissipation is less than 1W, not including Thermal-Electric Cooling (TEC), which is required in some applications. The various active and passive operation modes of this detector will be reviewed. Specifically, we concentrate on the "high gain" mode with low readout noise for Low Light Level imaging application. Another promising feature is the Asynchronous Laser Pulse Detection (ALPD) with remarkably low detection thresholds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 June 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8704, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIX, 87042I (18 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2015580
Show Author Affiliations
Lior Shkedy, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
Rami Fraenkel, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
Tal Fishman, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
Avihoo Giladi, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
Leonid Bykov, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
Ilana Grimberg, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
Elad Ilan, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
Shay Vaserman , SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)
Alina Koifman, SCD Semiconductor Devices (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8704:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIX
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Charles M. Hanson; Paul R. Norton; Patrick Robert, Editor(s)

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