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20 July 1981 Monolithic InSb Charge Injection Device (CID) Technology
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Proceedings Volume 0267, Staring Infrared Focal Plane Technology; (1981) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959909
Event: 1981 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1980, Los Angeles, United States
Abstract
Because of their simple structure, modest interconnect requirement, and read-out flexibility, charge-injection devices are attractive candidates for the realization of staring infrared focal-plane arrays. We have developed a CID technology in indium antimonide and have fabricated and tested a 32 x 32 imaging array. The CIDs are fabricated on bulk InSb wafers using a process which requires only five photomask steps and no p-n junctions. Read-out is performed without the requirement to operate in the charge-sharing mode. Point overloads do not result in column blooming. Data have been collected on array spatial uniformity, noise performance, and real-time imaging operation. This paper discusses the device fabrication and presents some of the results of the imager evaluation.
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D. N. Pocock, C. H. Chen, J. B. Underwood, and E. I. Dillard "Monolithic InSb Charge Injection Device (CID) Technology", Proc. SPIE 0267, Staring Infrared Focal Plane Technology, (20 July 1981); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959909
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