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Irradiance spatial non-uniformity correction in large-format infrared focal plane array measurement
Author(s): Hua Hua; Yang Li; Xiao-ning Hu
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Paper Abstract

The format of infrared focal plane arrays (IRFPAs) is continuously increasing, and the spatial non-uniformity in the irradiance affects the result of large-format IRFPAs’ responsivity measurement. When placed in the test system, different pixels on the IRFPA receive different radiation flux due to the specific geometric setup of the dewar, resulting signal response uniformity. This is not the inherent characteristics of the IRFPA and thus should be corrected. The existing methods of correcting irradiance spatial non-uniformity simply consider the solid angle subtended by the aperture of the cold shield viewing from the center of a pixel. However, these methods are only applicable for the case of an infinite blackbody behind the cold shield. This paper presents a more comprehensive and appropriate correction, taking account of the specific geometric setup of the dewar, especially a dewar window of finite size. The relative irradiance received by different pixels on an IRFPA, as a correction factor, is simulated directly through matrix calculations. We apply the FOV correction profile to a 640 x 512 HgCdTe IRFPA with a pitch of 25μm, finding that responsivity ratio of the peripheral pixels to the central pixels on the IRFPA has changed from an original value of 88.0% to 96.4% after correction. This method has been proven to be useful and effective in obtaining more accurate description of the IRFPA performance for further analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8907, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2013: Infrared Imaging and Applications, 89071G (11 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2032468
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Hua Hua, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)
Yang Li, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)
Xiao-ning Hu, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8907:
International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2013: Infrared Imaging and Applications
Haimei Gong; Zelin Shi; Qian Chen; Jin Lu, Editor(s)

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