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Simultaneous MW/LW dual-band MOVPE HgCdTe 64x64 FPAs
Author(s): Marion B. Reine; Allen W. Hairston; P. O'Dette; Stephen P. Tobin; F. T. J. Smith; B. L. Musicant; Pradip Mitra; Francine C. Case
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Paper Abstract

We report results for 64 X 64 simultaneous MW/LW dual-band HgCdTe Focal Plane Arrays (FPAs). The MW and LW average cutoff wavelengths at 78 K are in the 4.27 - 4.35 micrometer and 10.1 - 10.5 micrometer ranges respectively. The unit cell size is 75 X 75 micrometer2. These staring dual-band FPAs exhibit high average quantum efficiencies (MW: 79%; LW:67%), high median detectivities (MW: 4.8 X 1011 cm- (root)Hz/W; LW: 7.1 X 1010 cm-(root)Hz/W), low median NE(Delta) Ts (MW: 20 mK; LW: 7.5 mK for TSCENE equals 295 K and f/2.9), large dynamic ranges (MW: 77 dB; LW: 75 dB), and 87% stare efficiencies for both the MW and LW spectral bands. The dual-band HgCdTe detector array is fabricated from a four- layer P-n-N-P film grown in situ by MOVPE. The dual-band silicon CMOS input circuit utilizes a unique floating-direct- injection approach to achieve separate and simultaneous integration of both bands within each unit cell. There are two Compact Signal Averager circuits in each unit cell, to average subframes within every frame for each spectral band, allowing full stare efficiency in both spectral bands, as well as variable band-independent transimpedance gains. These data confirm that all key features of our P-n-N-P dual-band HgCdTe detector and our dual-band input circuit function as designed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 1998
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 3379, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays V, (22 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317588
Show Author Affiliations
Marion B. Reine, Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems (United States)
Allen W. Hairston, Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems (United States)
P. O'Dette, Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems (United States)
Stephen P. Tobin, Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems (United States)
F. T. J. Smith, Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems (United States)
B. L. Musicant, Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems (United States)
Pradip Mitra, Lockheed Martin Vought Systems (United States)
Francine C. Case, Lockheed Martin Vought Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3379:
Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays V
Eustace L. Dereniak; Robert E. Sampson, Editor(s)

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