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24 June 2014 The rationale for ultra-small pitch IR systems
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Large area HgCdTe focal plane arrays (FPAs) are now available with a 5um pitch, and excellent performance. This analysis examines the benefits associated with ultra-small pixels in enabling not only a reduction in system size, weight, and power, but also an improvement in system thermal performance. A comparison is made between today’s III-V and HgCdTe materials technologies, regarding both performance in today’s FPAs, and the ultimate achievement of background- and diffraction-limited photon detection at room temperature for all spectral bands.
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Michael A. Kinch "The rationale for ultra-small pitch IR systems", Proc. SPIE 9070, Infrared Technology and Applications XL, 907032 (24 June 2014); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2051335
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