1 December 1977 Detectors for Infrared Astronomy
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Many of the recent advances in infrared astronomy have been the result of improved performance of existing infrared detectors or the introduction of new detectors. This paper includes a brief examination of the background photon fluxes encountered in infrared astronomy and the effect on detector performance of the fluctuation in this background. The operating characteristics and limitations of thermal and photon detectors currently utilized in infrared astronomy are also discussed.
F. C. Gillett, F. C. Gillett, E. L. Dereniak, E. L. Dereniak, R. R. Joyce, R. R. Joyce, } "Detectors for Infrared Astronomy," Optical Engineering 16(6), 166544 (1 December 1977). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7972159 . Submission:
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