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HgCdTe large staring arrays at SOFRADIR
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Paper Abstract

The staring array numbers of pixels are larger and larger and offer system solutions in the different IR wavebands. At Sofradir, the HgCdTe (Mercury Cadmium Telluride IMCT)material and process, as well as the hybridization technology, have been taken to an even more advanced level of sophistication to achieve these new high performance staring arrays. A lot of technological improvement have been made regarding uniformity of Focal Plan Arrays (FPA), read-out circuits with new functions like the Analog to Digital Conversion (ADC), and finally the reliability of the whole dewar detector and cooler assembly have been drastically increased during these last years. In mid-wave (MWIR) l280x1024 HgCdTe high performance staring array is presented. Also, development trends for future IR detectors are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2007
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 6636, 19th International Conference on Photoelectronics and Night Vision Devices, 663603 (26 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.742283
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Philippe Tribolet, SOFRADIR (France)
Gérard Destefanis, LETI/CEA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6636:
19th International Conference on Photoelectronics and Night Vision Devices

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