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Experimental investigation on thermal imaging by a high Tc super conducting microbolometer
Author(s): Fang Qiao Zhou; Jing Ju; Zhihong Mai; Xinjian Yi
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Paper Abstract

In order to examine the performance of high Tc superconducting microbolometer operating as infrared detector, a preliminary thermal imager with linear array infrared detector consisting of 8-element high Tc superconducting microbolometers has been established. The experimental thermal imager consists of the linear array infrared detector, optical system, optic-mechanic scanning system, electronic circuits, and microcomputer. In this paper, the constructures and the operation principles of each parts for this experimental thermal imager are described. The noise mechanism of the imager is also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1996
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 2894, Detectors, Focal Plane Arrays, and Applications, (25 September 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.252089
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Fang Qiao Zhou, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Jing Ju, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Zhihong Mai, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Xinjian Yi, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2894:
Detectors, Focal Plane Arrays, and Applications
William G. D. Frederick; Junhong Su; Marc Wigdor, Editor(s)

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