30 August 2004 Progress on uncooled PbSe detectors for low-cost applications
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This work reports on progress on development of polycrystalline PbSe infrared detectors at the Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Armada (CIDA). Since mid nineties, the CIDA owns an innovative technology for processing uncooled MWIR detectors of polycrystalline PbSe. Based on this technology, some applications have been developed. However, future applications demand smarter, more complex, faster yet cheaper detectors. Aiming to open new perspectives to polycrystalline PbSe detectors, we are currently working on different directions: 1) Processing of 2D arrays: a) Designing and processing low density x-y addressed arrays with 16x16 and 32x32 elements, as an extension of our standard technology. b) Trying to make compatible standard CMOS and polycrystalline PbSe technologies in order to process monolithic large format arrays. 2) Adding new features to the detector such as monolithically integrated spectral discrimination.
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German Vergara, German Vergara, Luis Jorge Gomez, Luis Jorge Gomez, Victor Villamayor, Victor Villamayor, M. Alvarez, M. Alvarez, Maria Teresa Rodrigo, Maria Teresa Rodrigo, Maria del Carmen Torquemada, Maria del Carmen Torquemada, Fernando Jose Sanchez, Fernando Jose Sanchez, Marina Verdu, Marina Verdu, Jorge Diezhandino, Jorge Diezhandino, Purificacion Rodriguez, Purificacion Rodriguez, Irene Catalan, Irene Catalan, Rosa Almazan, Rosa Almazan, Julio Plaza, Julio Plaza, Maria Teresa Montojo, Maria Teresa Montojo, } "Progress on uncooled PbSe detectors for low-cost applications", Proc. SPIE 5406, Infrared Technology and Applications XXX, (30 August 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542266; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.542266
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