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Operating temperature: a challenge for cooled IR technologies
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Paper Abstract

Cooled IR technologies are challenged for answering new system needs like the reduction of energy. This reduction is requested in new IR system design in particular for cooled IR detection. The goal is to reduce system sizes, to increase system autonomies and reliabilities and globally to reduce system costs! One of the key drivers for cooled systems is the cooler and the operating temperature. As far as operating temperature is concerned, Sofradir put a lot of efforts for years for adapting its technologies to increase the operating temperatures of IR detectors. Main examples are dealing with long wave staring arrays based on QWIP technology and on MCT technology as well as medium wave staring arrays using MCT technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7660, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVI, 76602U (3 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.850124
Show Author Affiliations
Michel Vuillermet, SOFRADIR (France)
Philippe Tribolet, SOFRADIR (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7660:
Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVI
Bjørn F. Andresen; Gabor F. Fulop; Paul R. Norton, Editor(s)

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