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Broadband and dual-color high-speed MCT MWIR modules
Author(s): Wolfgang A. Cabanski; Rainer Breiter; Karl-Heinz Mauk; Werner Rode; Johann Ziegler
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Paper Abstract

For 3rd Gen applications, AIM is presently launching its new high speed mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) modules. Two configurations are developed: a 256x256 40μm pitch device in a broadband 3.4-5μm design and a 192x192 56μm pitch device in a dual color mid wave (MWIR) design. The dual color device provides spectral selection with temporal and spatial coincidence for both colors using a new AIM proprietary technology. The spectral bands presently selected are 3.4-4 and 4.2-5μm. In any case, a very high frame rate of 800Hz full frame rate for the broadband and 870Hz for the dual color design are realized. The frame rate is equivalent to a data rate of 80MHz pixel rate. Arbitrary subframes in a step size of 8 pixels can be read out at higher frame rates just limited by the 80MHz pixel rate. The focal plane arrays are integrated in AIM standard dewars with either 1Watt, 1.5Watt or 2Watt split linear coolers to accomplish for various cooldown requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4721, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays VII, (5 August 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.478845
Show Author Affiliations
Wolfgang A. Cabanski, AIM AEG Infrarot-Module GmbH (Germany)
Rainer Breiter, AIM AEG Infrarot-Module GmbH (Germany)
Karl-Heinz Mauk, AIM AEG Infrarot-Module GmbH (Germany)
Werner Rode, AIM AEG Infrarot-Module GmbH (Germany)
Johann Ziegler, AIM AEG Infrarot-Module GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4721:
Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays VII
Eustace L. Dereniak; Robert E. Sampson, Editor(s)

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