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21 October 2004 MWIR and LWIR megapixel QWIP focal plane arrays
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A mid-wavelength infrared (MWIR) and long-wavelength infrared (LWIR) 1024x1024 pixel quantum well infrared photodetector (QWIP) focal plane array has been demonstrated with excellent imagery. MWIR focal plane has given noise equivalent differential temperature (NETD) of 19 mK at 95K operating temperature with f/2.5 optics at 300K background and LWIR focal plane has given NEDT of 13 mK at 70K operating temperature with same optical and background conditions as MWIR array. Both of these focal plane arrays have shown background limited performance (BLIP) at 90K and 70K operating temperatures with the same optics and background conditions. In this paper, we will discuss their performance in quantum efficiency, NETD, uniformity, and operability.
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Sarath D. Gunapala, Sumith V. Bandara, John K. Liu, Cory J. Hill, Sir B. Rafol, Jason M. Mumolo, J. Thang, Meimei Z. Tidrow, and Paul D. LeVan "MWIR and LWIR megapixel QWIP focal plane arrays", Proc. SPIE 5563, Infrared Systems and Photoelectronic Technology, (21 October 2004);

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