22 September 2009 Enhanced broadband (11-15 µm) QWIP FPAs for space applications
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A thirty months European Space Agency project started in March 2008, whose overall purpose is to expand and assess the performance of broadband (11-15μm) quantum detectors for spectro-imaging applications: Dispersive Spectrometers and Fourier Transform Spectrometers. We present here the development approach and the progress status concerning the detector layer and read-out circuit. For Dispersive applications a 42K operating temperature is currently achieved, which can still be increased, to approach the 50K goal value. For FTS applications efficient broadband optical coupling is demonstrated.
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Alexandru Nedelcu, Ybe Creten, Nadia Brèire de l'Isle, Burak Okcan, Vincent Guériaux, Arnaud Berurier, Toufiq Bria, Jean-Patrick Truffer, Eric Costard, "Enhanced broadband (11-15 µm) QWIP FPAs for space applications", Proc. SPIE 7474, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIII, 747419 (22 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830096; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.830096

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