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31 October 2014 High operating temperature SWIR HgCdTe APDs for remote sensing
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HgCdTe avalanche photodiode focal plane arrays (FPAs) and single element detectors have been developed for a large scope of photon starved applications. The present communication present the characteristics of our most recent detector developments that opens the horizon for low infrared (IR) photon number detection with high information conservation for imaging, atmospheric lidar and free space telecommunications. In particular, we report on the performance of TEC cooled large area detectors with sensitive diameters ranging from 30- 200 μm, characterised by detector gains of 2- 20 V/μW and noise equivalent input power of 0.1-1 nW for bandwidths ranging from 20 to 400 MHz.
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J. Rothman, K. Foubert, G. Lasfargues, C. Largeron, I. Zayer, Z. Sodnik, M. Mosberger, and J. Widmer "High operating temperature SWIR HgCdTe APDs for remote sensing", Proc. SPIE 9254, Emerging Technologies in Security and Defence II; and Quantum-Physics-based Information Security III, 92540P (31 October 2014);


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