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A Comparison Of The Performance Limit Of Schottky Barrier And Standard Infrared Focal Plane Arrays
Author(s): Jonathan M. Mooney
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Paper Abstract

In this paper D* is introduced, and analyzed as a figure of merit for focal plane arrays. Some of the inadequacies of D* are presented, and used to motivate the use of the signal to noise ratio as a figure of merit. Spatial noise (nonuniformity) is incorporated into the signal to noise ratio and its effects are examained for the cases of a Schottky barrier, and standard photon detector (constant quantum efficiency) over the 3 to 5 μm spectral band.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1985
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0570, Solid-State Imaging Arrays, (11 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.950331
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Jonathan M. Mooney, University of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0570:
Solid-State Imaging Arrays
Eustace L. Dereniak; Keith N. Prettyjohns, Editor(s)

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