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1024x1024 pixel MWIR and LWIR QWIP focal plane arrays and 320x256 MWIR:LWIR pixel colocated simultaneous dualband QWIP focal plane arrays (Invited Paper)
Author(s): S. D. Gunapala; S. V. Bandara; J. K. Liu; C. J. Hill; S. B. Rafol; J. M. Mumolo; J. T. Trinh; M. Z. Tidrow; P. D. LeVan
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Paper Abstract

Mid-wavelength infrared (MWIR) and long-wavelength infrared (LWIR) 1024x1024 pixel quantum well infrared photodetector (QWIP) focal planes have been demonstrated with excellent imaging performance. The MWIR QWIP detector array has demonstrated a noise equivalent differential temperature (NEΔT) of 17 mK at a 95K operating temperature with f/2.5 optics at 300K background and the LWIR detector array has demonstrated a NEΔT of 13 mK at a 70K operating temperature with the same optical and background conditions as the MWIR detector array after the subtraction of system noise. Both MWIR and LWIR focal planes have shown background limited performance (BLIP) at 90K and 70K operating temperatures respectively, with similar optical and background conditions. In addition, we are in the process of developing MWIR and LWIR pixel collocated simultaneously readable dualband QWIP focal plane arrays. In this paper, we will discuss the performance in terms of quantum efficiency, NEΔT, uniformity, operability, and modulation transfer functions of the 1024x1024 pixel arrays and the progress of dualband QWIP focal plane array development work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 May 2005
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 5783, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXI, (31 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.601519
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S. D. Gunapala, Jet Propulsion Lab., California Institute of Technology (United States)
S. V. Bandara, Jet Propulsion Lab., California Institute of Technology (United States)
J. K. Liu, Jet Propulsion Lab., California Institute of Technology (United States)
C. J. Hill, Jet Propulsion Lab., California Institute of Technology (United States)
S. B. Rafol, Jet Propulsion Lab., California Institute of Technology (United States)
J. M. Mumolo, Jet Propulsion Lab., California Institute of Technology (United States)
J. T. Trinh, Jet Propulsion Lab., California Institute of Technology (United States)
M. Z. Tidrow, Missile Defense Agency/AS (United States)
P. D. LeVan, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5783:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXI
Bjorn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop, Editor(s)

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