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Proposed applications of monolithic microlens array technology to enhance IR detector performance
Author(s): J. P. Wilson; Patrick J. Reardon
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Paper Abstract

Gains in micro-optic technology may provide enhanced performance for IR sensing applications. The benefits in noise reduction and increase in signal-to-noise ratio on the detector arrays can off-set the increased cost of adding micro-lens structures to the detector assemblies. Additionally, new manufacturing techniques make it feasible to make micro-lens structures on the same substrate as the detector elements. One of the advantages of this technology growth is the shifting of alignment to the fabrication stage instead of the filter assembly stage. Important considerations include: fill factor, diffraction efficiency, optical and electronic crosstalk, optical power, and optical bandwidth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2269, Infrared Technology XX, (17 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188650
Show Author Affiliations
J. P. Wilson, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)
Patrick J. Reardon, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2269:
Infrared Technology XX
Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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