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Fifty years of successful MCT research and production in France
Author(s): Philippe Bensussan; Philippe Tribolet; Gérard Destéfanis; Michel Sirieix
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Paper Abstract

France has a long and fruitful history regarding Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) research and production and is still one of the leading countries for the production of MCT IR detectors. To give a historical account of its development and progress, SAGEM Défense Sécurité will describe the early days of MCT developments in France. CEA-Leti (the French Atomic Energy Commission and a leading applied research center in electronics) will then present the research carried out on second- and third-generation MCT technologies, followed by Sofradir who will discuss the production of these new detector types.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2009
PDF: 31 pages
Proc. SPIE 7298, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV, 72982N (7 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.821015
Show Author Affiliations
Philippe Bensussan, SOFRADIR (France)
Philippe Tribolet, SOFRADIR (France)
Gérard Destéfanis, CEA Leti-MINATEC (France)
Michel Sirieix, Sagem Defense Securite (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7298:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXV
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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