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Design and performance of a PtSi spectroscopic infrared array and detector head
Author(s): Philip J. Cizdziel
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Paper Abstract

The design and performance of a new 1024-element PtSi IR linear array and detector head available from EG&G Reticon are described. The self-scanned Schottky barrier detector array provides a 1.1 to 5.0 micrometers spectral response, 60% fill factor, 25 micrometers pitch and 100:1 slit-like aspect ratio for efficient coupling to laboratory spectrometers. Pixel-to-pixel non- uniformities of 0.4% rms and saturation charge levels of 9 picocoulombs are achieved. The LN2-cooled detector head used to house the array features a fast focal ratio, short window-to-detector separation and quasi-standard mounting flange. Both analog video and temperature sensing outputs are provided. Timing may be internally or externally controlled. In the former mode, only +/- 15 VDC and +5 VDC power inputs are needed. In the latter mode, external clock and sync inputs as well as power are required. The sensor, dewar, and coldshielding is described; as well as the analog, digital and temperature sensing electronics. A discussion of system-wide performance data and technical specifications concludes the review.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 22 pages
Proc. SPIE 1488, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing II, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45787
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Philip J. Cizdziel, EG&G Reticon (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1488:
Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing II
Gerald C. Holst, Editor(s)

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