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Thin Film Thermopile Detectors And Their Commercial Application
Author(s): Dianne Earing
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Paper Abstract

The thermopile has undergone tremendous changes since it was first used as an IR radiation detector over 150 years ago. Thin film construction has permitted the production of detectors that are physically small and extremely rugged, and with better response times and responsivities than their mechanical predecessors. In the past five years, manufacturing processes have been developed to make the thin film thermopile an economical candidate for many commercial applications, including non-contact temperature sensing, gas analyzers and fire and intrusion detection. The construction and performance of the thin film thermopile will be described as well as their use in several commercial applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 1976
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0062, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology I, (20 January 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954435
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Dianne Earing, Sensors, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0062:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology I
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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