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Focal-Plane Optimization For Detector Noise Limited Performance In Cryogenic Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) Sensors
Author(s): M. McGuirk; L. Logan
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Paper Abstract

A study was performed to determine the optimum focal plane configuration including optics, filters and detector-preamplifier selection. The configuration was optimized particularly with respect to minimizing the noise level, but fabrication considerations for a cryogenic environment were also taken into account. The noise terms from source, background, detector electronics and charged particle radiation were quantitatively evaluated. It appears that noise equivalent spectral radiance less than 10-11 watts/cm2-sr-cm-1 can be achieved between 2.5 and 20 microns.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0245, Cryogenically Cooled Sensor Technology, (3 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959336
Show Author Affiliations
M. McGuirk, Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)
L. Logan, Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0245:
Cryogenically Cooled Sensor Technology
Ronald J. Huppi, Editor(s)

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