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Uncooled IR focal plane arrays
Author(s): Paul W. Kruse
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Paper Abstract

Uncooled IR focal plane arrays employ thermal detection mechanisms including the resistive bolometric, pyroelectric, and thermoelectric effects. Readout electronics are incorporated at each pixel. Two thermal isolation structures are possible: hybrid and monolithic. The ultimate limit to the performance is set by temperature fluctuation noise, which depends upon the structure. The state-of-the-art of the approaches employing the three mechanisms is reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2552, Infrared Technology XXI, (8 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218253
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Paul W. Kruse, Consultant in Infrared Technologies (United States)

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

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