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31 August 1993 Normalized detectivity as a function of diffusion length for SPRITE detectors
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This paper suggests a method for normalization of D* for SPRITE detectors with respect to MTF-limiting parameters, primarily the diffusion spread. The purpose of the normalization is to obtain a single performance parameter for the SPRITE detector to make it more objectively comparable with conventional detectors with discrete elements. The recalculation ratio is the rms noise calculated with a filter that compensates the impulse response back to a square pulse divided by the rms noise of the SPRITE element with no compensating filters. In this paper two filters are used: one that fully compensates back to a square impulse response, and one that compensates the MTF at two selected frequencies. The recalculation ratio is calculated as a function of diffusion length with the ratio element length/(carrier life time* scan speed) (L/vt) as a parameter. The results show very little variation with L/vt, so the results should be valid for most applications for the SPRITE detector.
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Per Fredin and Glenn D. Boreman "Normalized detectivity as a function of diffusion length for SPRITE detectors", Proc. SPIE 1969, Infrared Imaging Systems: Design, Analysis, Modeling, and Testing IV, (31 August 1993);

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