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8 September 1995 15-um cut-off 128 x 128 quantum well infrared photodetectors (QWIPs) camera
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We discuss the development and the performances of a very long wavelength (13.5 - 15 micrometer) 128 by 128 AlGaAs/GaAs multiquantum well infrared imaging system. A highly uniform, high-yield QWIP focal plane array was hybridized to a CMOS multiplexer operating in a direct injection mode. For efficient light coupling an integral random scattering reflector (random grating) was incorporated. Due to the high uniformity, excellent imagery, low noise as well as a noise equivalent temperature difference (NE(Delta) T) of less than 30 mK were obtained when operating around 45 K. Therefore, high image contrast signal to noise ratio has been achieved.
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Gabby Sarusi, Sarath D. Gunapala, Jin Suk Park, John K. Liu, T. L. Lin, Paul D. Maker, Richard E. Muller, and Barry F. Levine "15-um cut-off 128 x 128 quantum well infrared photodetectors (QWIPs) camera", Proc. SPIE 2552, Infrared Technology XXI, (8 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.218247; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.218247
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