1 June 1981 Developments In High-Speed Pyroelectric Detectors
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Pyroelectric detectors have been developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) for use with high-frequency applications such as laser fusion. Less than 50-ps total response time devices have been measured. The voltage responsivity with a 50-0 load is about 5 to 10 V/MW, requiring 10 to 20 mJ/cm2 to produce 1 -V, 1-ns pulses. The latter are 1 mm2 in area. High-speed devices with up to 1 cm2 area have been developed. A novel method of fabrication now permits voltage responsivities up to 50 V/MW with a 50-0 load. This improved sensitivity detector is slower than the fastest design but is still suitable for measuring 1-ns pulses.
S. C. Stotlar, E. J. McLellan, "Developments In High-Speed Pyroelectric Detectors," Optical Engineering 20(3), 203469 (1 June 1981). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7972743 . Submission:
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