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Performance And Uses Of High Speed Pyroelectric Detectors
Author(s): Carlos B. Roundy
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Paper Abstract

In recent years pyroelectric detectors have been recognized as very useful detectors for very short laser pulses. Detectors with response times of 500 picoseconds are now commercially available and rise times as short as 13 picoseconds have been reported. The spectral response of high speed pyroelectric detectors has been extended to yield a fairly uniform response from X-ray to submillimeter waves with no sacrifice in response speed. For moderate speed detectors with rise times below 70 MHz a variety of amplifiers can be used with the detectors to improve the sensitivity of the detectors. The present characteristics of high speed pyroelectric detectors are discussed in the following paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 1976
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0062, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology I, (20 January 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954450
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Carlos B. Roundy, Molectron Corporaiion (United States)

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

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