8 June 2012 Radiometric characterization of long-wavelength infrared type II strained layer superlattice focal plane array under low-photon irradiance conditions
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We present the results of the radiometric characterization of an "M" structure long wavelength infrared Type-II strained layer superlattice (SLS) infrared focal plane array (IRFPA) developed by Northwestern University (NWU). The performance of the M-structure SLS IRFPA was radiometrically characterized as a function of photon irradiance, integration time, operating temperature, and detector bias. Its performance is described using standard figures of merit: responsivity, noise, and noise equivalent irradiance. Assuming background limited performance operation at higher irradiances, the detector quantum efficiency for the SLS detector array is approximately 57%. The detector dark density at 80 K is 142  μA/cm2, which represents a factor of seven reduction from previously measured devices.
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John E. Hubbs, John E. Hubbs, Vaidya Nathan, Vaidya Nathan, Meimei Z. Tidrow, Meimei Z. Tidrow, Manijeh Razeghi, Manijeh Razeghi, } "Radiometric characterization of long-wavelength infrared type II strained layer superlattice focal plane array under low-photon irradiance conditions," Optical Engineering 51(6), 064002 (8 June 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.51.6.064002 . Submission:
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