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Infrared Display Array
Author(s): Max Daehler
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the design of an infrared display consisting of an array of small, thermally-emitting elements, capable of displaying a wide variety of IR targets and scenes, and operating as an IR equivalent of a flat TV screen. Elements are fabricated on a silicon substrate using an anisotropic etching technique. An electronic device, either a diode or a pair of transistors, is fabricated with each emitting element to enable the electrical excitation of arbitrarily chosen individual elements without requiring a separate leadout for each element. The display can be operated in a wide range of environments, including cryogenic, vacuum conditions. The design and fabrication of the device are presented in this paper, and a companion paper l will present test results on preliminary versions of the device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0765, Imaging Sensors and Displays, (1 April 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940191
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Max Daehler, Lockheed Missiles and Space Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0765:
Imaging Sensors and Displays
Charles Freeman, Editor(s)

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