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15-um cut-off 128 x 128 quantum well infrared photodetectors (QWIPs) camera
Author(s): Gabby Sarusi; Sarath D. Gunapala; Jin Suk Park; John K. Liu; T. L. Lin; Paul D. Maker; Richard E. Muller; Barry F. Levine
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the development and the performances of a very long wavelength (13.5 - 15 micrometer) 128 by 128 AlGaAs/GaAs multiquantum well infrared imaging system. A highly uniform, high-yield QWIP focal plane array was hybridized to a CMOS multiplexer operating in a direct injection mode. For efficient light coupling an integral random scattering reflector (random grating) was incorporated. Due to the high uniformity, excellent imagery, low noise as well as a noise equivalent temperature difference (NE(Delta) T) of less than 30 mK were obtained when operating around 45 K. Therefore, high image contrast signal to noise ratio has been achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2552, Infrared Technology XXI, (8 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218247
Show Author Affiliations
Gabby Sarusi, ElOp Electrooptic Industries (Israel)
Sarath D. Gunapala, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jin Suk Park, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
John K. Liu, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
T. L. Lin, Siliconix (United States)
Paul D. Maker, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Richard E. Muller, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Barry F. Levine, AT&T Bell Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2552:
Infrared Technology XXI
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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