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Second-generation detector work in Israel
Author(s): David Rosenfeld
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Paper Abstract

A tremendous developmental effort in the field of infrared detectors during the last decade in Israel has resulted in a variety of InSb and HgCdTe infrared detectors. Additional and significant R&D effort associated with other IR components, have also been done in Israel, in order to integrate the detectors into advanced Detector-Dewar-Cooler assemblies (DDCs). This R&D effort included notable activities in the field of materials, signal processors, dewars and cryocoolers. These activities are presented together with the status of infrared detector work in Israel. Several two-dimensional InSb staring detectors and DDCs are demonstrated. This includes two versions of the classical 256 X 256 detectors and DDCs, improved 640 X 480 InSb detectors and DDC, and a 2000- element detector with high TDI level. SADA II type HgCdTe detectors are also presented. Considerations regarding the course of future detector work are also described. The classical DDC requirement list which traditionally included demands for high D*, low NETD and high resolution is widened to include cost related issues such as higher reliability, lower maintenance, smaller volume, lower power consumption and higher operation temperature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4369, Infrared Technology and Applications XXVII, (10 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.445308
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David Rosenfeld, Israel Ministry of Defense (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4369:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXVII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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