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Ultralow-noise infrared focal plane array status
Author(s): Lester J. Kozlowski; John T. Montroy; Kadri Vural; William E. Kleinhans
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Paper Abstract

Low-noise pixel-based amplification via sub-micron CMOS is enabling advanced focal plane arrays offering ultra-low read noise for infrared astronomy, wave-front sensing, IR spectroscopy, spaceborne sensors and other discriminating uses. Specifically, we report the achievement of less than 30 e- read noise at video frame rates using capacitive transimpedance amplification and less than 1 e- using an enhanced form of gate modulation. We also compare several low- noise IR FPAs at various cutoff wavelengths from 1.1 micrometer to nearly 17 micrometer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3436, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIV, (26 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328012
Show Author Affiliations
Lester J. Kozlowski, Rockwell Science Ctr. (United States)
John T. Montroy, Rockwell Science Ctr. (United States)
Kadri Vural, Rockwell Science Ctr. (United States)
William E. Kleinhans, Valley Oak Semiconductor, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3436:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXIV
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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