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Mid-wavelength infrared 1024x1024 pixel QWIP focal plane array
Author(s): Sarath D. Gunapala; Sumith V. Bandara; John K. Liu; Sir B. Rafol; Cory Hill; Jason M. Mumolo; J. Thang; Meimei Z. Tidrow; Paul D. LeVan
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Paper Abstract

A mid-wavelength 1024x1024 pixel quantum well infrared photodetector (QWIP) focal plane array has been demonstrated with excellent imagery. Noise equivalent differential temperature (NETD) of 19 mK was achieved at 95K operating temperature with f/2.5 optics at 300K background. This focal plane array has shown background limited performance (BLIP) at 90K operating temperature with the same optics and background conditions. In this paper, we will discuss its performance in quantum efficiency, NETD, uniformity, and operability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5406, Infrared Technology and Applications XXX, (30 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.540759
Show Author Affiliations
Sarath D. Gunapala, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Sumith V. Bandara, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
John K. Liu, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Sir B. Rafol, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Cory Hill, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jason M. Mumolo, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
J. Thang, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Meimei Z. Tidrow, Missile Defense Agency (United States)
Paul D. LeVan, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5406:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXX
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop, Editor(s)

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