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7 May 2019 Type II superlattices: HOT MWIR production and development at IRnova
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In this paper, the performance of high operating temperature (HOT) type-II superlattice FPAs (640 × 512 pixels @ 15 μm pitch), are demonstrated. The type-II superlattice design used for these FPAs has a cut-off wavelength of 5.3 μm and the quantum efficiency is extracted to 80% at FPA level. The HOT FPAs are integrated in IDDCAs with small size, weight and power (SWaP) with F#4 configuration. Excellent imaging performance is demonstrated at 110 K with temporal NETD of 21 mK, spatial NETD of 7 mK, 10 ms integration time and typical operability > 99.8 %. From modelling and studies of the temperature dependence of the FPA performance, further increase of the operating temperature up 130 K is predicted for the 5.3μm design.
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L. Höglund, S. Naureen, R. Ivanov, M. Pozzi, S. Almqvist, D. Rihtnesberg, S. Smuk, W. Diel, S. Fattala, A. Smuk, E. Trybom, and E. Costard "Type II superlattices: HOT MWIR production and development at IRnova", Proc. SPIE 11002, Infrared Technology and Applications XLV, 110020U (7 May 2019); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2518818
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