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Solid state optical thermal imaging: performance update
Author(s): Matthias Wagner
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Paper Abstract

We describe initial results from a module built using the Thermal Light ValveTM (TLV) - a diffractive thin film spatial light modulator that provides high response to long-wavelength infrared radiation. In this paper we briefly describe a differential-mode TLV device, its solid state structure, readout system configuration, and performance parameters. We describe the architecture of an 80x60 OpTICTM thermal imaging module based on the TLV, and give some early imaging results. We review the manufacturability of the component and module and the implication for low-cost thermal imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6940, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIV, 694016 (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.783607
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Matthias Wagner, RedShift Systems Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6940:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXIV
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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