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26 June 1996 Attainment of high D* at room temperature via gate-modulated detector interface
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We report the performance of InGaAs and HgCdTe FPAs using multiplexing readouts having gate modulated interface to the infrared detectors. Gate modulation enables extremely high sensitivity via self-adjusting current gain and concomitant high transimpedance. At operating temperatures where the detector current was dominated by photocurrent, gate modulation current gain is > 40,000 and yield input- referred read noise of < 2 e-. Key highlights include D* exceeding 1013 Jones at room temperature and 1016 Jones at 170 K with a 1.68 micrometers InGaAs FPA.
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Lester J. Kozlowski, Kadri Vural, William E. Kleinhans, T. Liu, Gregory H. Olsen, and Marshall J. Cohen "Attainment of high D* at room temperature via gate-modulated detector interface", Proc. SPIE 2745, Infrared Readout Electronics III, (26 June 1996);

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