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Optical Technique For Increasing Fill Factor Of Mosaic Arrays
Author(s): E. F. Cross; W. A. Garber; O. L. Gibb; G. D. Wiemokly; I. J. Spiro
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Paper Abstract

A novel optical technique for improving the performance of focal plane staring arrays by increasing the fill factor ratio is described. The specific mosaics considered are 64 x 32 and 128 x 64 arrays of infrared detectors with charge coupled devices (IRCCD) made from monolithic silicon. The video enhancement is accomplished by means of a refracting silicon faceplate that redirects focused image irradiance from nonsensitive CCD areas to the infrared detector elements. Operational theory and design parameters for this unique faceplate construction are detailed. With the optimum faceplate configuration installed at the IRCCD front surface, a sensitivity increase of at least 150 percent is predicted from the analysis presented here.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 November 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0395, Advanced Infrared Sensor Technology, (30 November 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935184
Show Author Affiliations
E. F. Cross, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
W. A. Garber, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
O. L. Gibb, The Aerospace Corporation, (United States)
G. D. Wiemokly, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)
I. J. Spiro, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0395:
Advanced Infrared Sensor Technology
Jean Besson, Editor(s)

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