My work in infrared technology dates back to 1980, and so almost 40 years have passed since I started in infrared focal plane array (IRFPA) R and D. Although our path was not in the mainstream, I have always enjoyed my research. In this paper, I introduce our accomplishments, including both PtSi Schottky-barrier (SB) and SOI diode uncooled IRFPAs, which were developed at Mitsubishi Electric. I have also been organizing the Infrared Array Sensor Forum (IRASF) at Ritsumeikan University since 2009. I also describe and explain the forum’s growth.
Masafumi Kimata, "My life in IRFPA Research and Development," Proc. SPIE 10177, Infrared Technology and Applications XLIII, 1017727 (Presented at SPIE Defense + Security: April 13, 2017; Published: 16 May 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2267652.
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