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31 May 2012 Advanced μ-bolometer detectors for high-end applications
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A new generation of high-performance uncooled detector arrays, with 17 and 25 μm pitch, improved sensitivity, and extended spectral response were developed recently by SCD. This development brings the uncooled infrared technology very close to the performance of traditional second generation cooled LWIR detectors, and enables a new range of applications. We demonstrate the use of our Very High Sensitivity (VHS) 25 μm pitch detector with F/2.4, for long range observation systems. We also present the new Wide-Band (WB) detector, where the detector absorption is tuned to both the MWIR and LWIR bands, which is optimal for use in some applications such as situation awareness. Furthermore, in this work we present our 17 μm pitch new family of detectors with different array formats (QVGA, VGA and XGA). These detectors are targeting a wide range of applications, from medium-performance with low Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) applications, up to high-performance imaging applications.
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U. Mizrahi, F. Schapiro, L. Bykov, A. Giladi, N. Shiloah, I. Pivnik, S. Elkind, S. Maayani, E. Mordechai, O. Farbman, Y. Hirsh, A. Twitto, M. Ben-Ezra, and A. Fraenkel "Advanced μ-bolometer detectors for high-end applications", Proc. SPIE 8353, Infrared Technology and Applications XXXVIII, 83531H (31 May 2012); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.918095
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