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13 June 1997 Infrared thermal detectors versus photon detectors: II. focal plane arrays
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Proceedings Volume 3179, Solid State Crystals in Optoelectronics and Semiconductor Technology; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.276229
Event: XII Conference on Solid State Crystals: Materials Science and Applications, 1996, Zakopane, Poland
Abstract
Recent trends in IR detectors are towards large, electronically addressed 2D arrays and higher operating temperatures. This will lead both to higher performance and to smaller, lighter and more affordable IR systems. Cooling requirements are the main obstacle to the more widespread use of IR systems based on semiconductor photodetectors, particularly in the civil field. Recently, there is a considerable interest for uncooled 2D arrays of thermal detectors for thermal imaging. The uncooled IR focal planes may revolutionize development of night-vision IR imaging systems. It is expected that the cost of IR imagers will be eventually reduced to a few thousand dollars or less.
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Antoni Rogalski "Infrared thermal detectors versus photon detectors: II. focal plane arrays", Proc. SPIE 3179, Solid State Crystals in Optoelectronics and Semiconductor Technology, (13 June 1997); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.276229
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