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The Advent Of Three-Dimensional Imaging Array Architectures: A Perspective
Author(s): Jacob Y. Wong; Jon P. Rode
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Paper Abstract

A brief historical progression in infrared imaging from single element detectors to the state-of-the-art two-dimensional hybrid arrays is reviewed. A demand for higher device performance has revealed many of the disadvantages that are inherent with two-dimensional imaging array architecture. The advent of three-dimensional architectures is traced according to the evolution of these concepts. Several configurations are described and con-trasted. The future for three-dimensional imaging arrays is assessed based upon increased performance potential and the technical difficulties that must be overcome.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 November 1984
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0501, State-of-the-Art Imaging Arrays and Their Applications, (8 November 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944655
Show Author Affiliations
Jacob Y. Wong, Rockwell International Science Center (United States)
Jon P. Rode, Rockwell International Science Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0501:
State-of-the-Art Imaging Arrays and Their Applications
Keith N. Prettyjohns, Editor(s)

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