1 March 1987 Comparison Of The Performance Limit Of Schottky-Barrier And Standard Infrared Focal Plane Arrays
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In this paper D* is analyzed as a figure of merit for focal plane arrays. Spatial noise (nonuniformity) is incorporated into the signal-to-noise ratio, and its effects are examined for a Schottky barrier and for a standard photon detector (constant quantum efficiency) over the 3 to 5 µm spectral band. The requirements for radiometric source uniformities are presented to show their effect in reduction of fixed-pattern noise. Because of the D* inadequacies presented in this paper, the preferred figure of merit is the signal-to-noise ratio.
Jonathan M. Mooney, Jonathan M. Mooney, Eustace L. Dereniak, Eustace L. Dereniak, } "Comparison Of The Performance Limit Of Schottky-Barrier And Standard Infrared Focal Plane Arrays," Optical Engineering 26(3), 263223 (1 March 1987). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7974054 . Submission:
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