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Application needs and trade-offs for short-wave infrared detectors
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Paper Abstract

Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) band is an interesting waveband for a lot of industrial applications like process control, spectrometry, telecommunications and space as well as for military applications like eye-safe laser imaging. The detectors available in this waveband are based on silicon with a 1.1 μm cut-off wavelength and on InGaAs with 1.6_2 μm cut-off but also on HgCdTe material (MCT), which is a good candidate to answer systems needs with relatively high cut-off wavelength, typically up to 2 or 2.5 μm. All these detectors are T.E. cooled or uncooled allowing cost-effective design approaches. To answer commercial application needs, a lot of trade-offs can be made at level of the SWIR detectors in order to optimize the performances and the associated packaging with the goal to offer cost-effective detectors. As far as military applications are concerned, specific developments are needed in order to fulfill the requirements of future systems. The different needs and detector options are reviewed and discussed in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 October 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5074, Infrared Technology and Applications XXIX, (10 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.497378
Show Author Affiliations
Philippe Chorier, SOFRADIR (France)
Philippe M. Tribolet, SOFRADIR (France)
Patrice Fillon, SOFRADIR (France)
Alain Manissadjian, SOFRADIR (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5074:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXIX
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop, Editor(s)

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