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11 December 1985 PtSi Hexagonal Detector Focal Plane Arrays
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Abstract
We demonstrate that it is straightforward to fabricate a mosaic array of hexagonal detectors within the framework of existing design rules and fabrication technology. As an example, we have fabricated an 8x8 array of hexagonal detectors with a very high fill factor using a PtSi technology. This is believed to be the first time that such an array has actually been fabricated. Design and fabrication highlights are discussed. A brief summary of performance advantages and algorithm implications that result from the use of the hexagonal configuration is given along with a possible system configuration. Plans for the design and testing of a 64x64 array of hexagonal detectors and corresponding readout chip are presented.
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B. R. Hanzal, J. D. Joseph, J. A. Cox, and J. C. Schwanebeck "PtSi Hexagonal Detector Focal Plane Arrays", Proc. SPIE 0570, Solid-State Imaging Arrays, (11 December 1985); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950332
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