The figures of merit which are most commonly used to describe the performance characteristics of infrared detectors are briefly summarized. An indication of the applications in which the various figures of merit are most useful is also included, where feasible.
Lloyd G. Mundie,
"Figures Of Merit For Characterizing Detector Performance", Proc. SPIE 0132, Utilization of Infrared Detectors, (6 June 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956054; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.956054