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New 6.5 µm Photodiodes For Schottky Barrier Array Applications
Author(s): P. Pellegrini; M. Weeks; C. Ludington
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Paper Abstract

Thermal imaging in the 3-5 micrometer band has been reported using Pt-Si detectors in staring mosaic arrays of more than 2000 elements. Excellent imagery has been obtained directly from the arrays without any need for signal processing or image enhancement. The only processing required for display is data reformatting to make the images compatible with standard TV frame rates. The absence of any need for image enhancement is a direct consequence of the excellent uniformity which can be obtained over large areas of the silicon wafer using Pt-Si detectors. Detector uniformities of better than 1/2% over a one centimeter area and extremely low fixed pattern noise in the readout CCD's have allowed image details to be displayed with 1/10°C accuracy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0311, Mosaic Focal Plane Methodologies II, (30 June 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932797
Show Author Affiliations
P. Pellegrini, Rome Air Development Center (United States)
M. Weeks, Rome Air Development Center (United States)
C. Ludington, Rome Air Development Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0311:
Mosaic Focal Plane Methodologies II
William S. Chan; John T. Hall, Editor(s)

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