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Large format high operability low cost infrared focal plane array performance and capabilities
Author(s): Decosta Lindsay; James W. Bangs; John Vampola; Frank Jaworski; Lynn Mears; Rich Wyles; James Asbrock; Elyse Norton; Madhu Reddy; Kimon Rybnicek; Alan Levy; Neil R. Malone
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Paper Abstract

Large format detector arrays are responsive uniformly over spectral 1-5μm wavelength range and are available with RVS' high quality HgCdTe detector epitaxial layers on large area 15 cm diameter wafers. Large wafers enable both low cost High Definition (HD) staring FPAs, as well as the ability to approach giga-pixel format detector arrays with a seamless 10cm ×10cm continuous image plane size possible. With a 15 cm diameter detector substrate it is a straightforward growth path to a 5k×5k μm pitch 25 Mega-pixel infrared focal plane array (FPA) with smaller pitches allowing even greater format along the 10cm die length. This paper describes arrays 1.5 to 4 Mega-pixel infrared HgCdTe developed by RVS for demanding higher performance applications. Performance data for both the detector and ROIC for typical SWIR and MWIR FPAs operating at 85K will be presented. This paper will provide FPA performance capability for small pitch large format HgCdTe/Si detector arrays fabricated at RVS and manufacturing readiness low cost Mega-pixel infrared FPAs for current and future wide FOV high-resolution systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 2011
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 8154, Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XIX, 81540S (16 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.898349
Show Author Affiliations
Decosta Lindsay, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)
James W. Bangs, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)
John Vampola, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)
Frank Jaworski, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)
Lynn Mears, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)
Rich Wyles, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)
James Asbrock, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)
Elyse Norton, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)
Madhu Reddy, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)
Kimon Rybnicek, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)
Alan Levy, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)
Neil R. Malone, Raytheon Vision Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8154:
Infrared Remote Sensing and Instrumentation XIX
Marija Strojnik; Gonzalo Paez, Editor(s)

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