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Far infrared photoconductors
Author(s): Jean Leotin; Claude Meny
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Paper Abstract

The SAFIRE (Spectroscopy of the Atmosphere using Far-Infrared Emission) spaceborne instrument is discussed. The aim of SAFIRE is to improve understanding of the ozone distribution in the middle atmosphere by conducting global scale measurements of the important chemical, radiative, and dynamical processes which influence it changes. The SAFIRE FIR focal plane arrays are reviewed and the selection of photoconductive material, is examined. The Blocked Impurity Band (BIB) technology used in the detector is discussed. Finally, recent developments in Ge:Ga photoconductor stress technology are summarized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1341, Infrared Technology XVI, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23092
Show Author Affiliations
Jean Leotin, Lab. de Physique des Solides (France)
Claude Meny, Lab. de Physique des Solides (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1341:
Infrared Technology XVI
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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