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Infrared SWAP detectors: pushing the limits
Author(s): Yann Reibel; R. Taalat; A. Brunner; L. Rubaldo; T. Augey; A. Kerlain; N. Péré-Laperne; A. Manissadjian; O. Gravrand; P. Castelein; G. Destéfanis
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Paper Abstract

The growing demand for compact and low consumption infrared cooled detectors is driven by different products segments. Hand Held Thermal Imagers, UAV, small gimbals are some of them. End users are requiring devices easy to use with fast cool down time, excellent portability, low acoustic noise with no trade-offs in reliability and performance. These requirements are pushing the technology developments toward constant innovations on detectors, coolers, read out circuits and proximity electronic boards. In this paper we are discussing the different figures of merit and highlighting the challenges for the different components. An update on the developments of HOT technology for most advanced pixel pitch will be presented. Very compact products are driving the developments for innovative coolers and cryogenic solutions. A low power compact architecture is a must for electronic boards to optimize the overall system power consumption. Finally a look to the future requirements for further shrink will be addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 June 2015
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9451, Infrared Technology and Applications XLI, 945110 (11 June 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2179212
Show Author Affiliations
Yann Reibel, SOFRADIR (France)
R. Taalat, SOFRADIR (France)
A. Brunner, SOFRADIR (France)
L. Rubaldo, SOFRADIR (France)
T. Augey, SOFRADIR (France)
A. Kerlain, SOFRADIR (France)
N. Péré-Laperne, SOFRADIR (France)
A. Manissadjian, SOFRADIR (France)
O. Gravrand, CEA-LETI (France)
P. Castelein, CEA-LETI (France)
G. Destéfanis, CEA-LETI (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9451:
Infrared Technology and Applications XLI
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Charles M. Hanson; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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