3 April 2013 Night illumination in the near- and short-wave infrared spectral bands and the potential for silicon and indium-gallium-arsenide imagers to perform night targeting
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Optical Engineering, 52(4), 043202 (2013). doi:10.1117/1.OE.52.4.043202
Abstract
On a moonless night, the primary source of natural illumination in the near infrared and short-wave infrared spectral bands is airglow. We use data gathered by astronomers and atmospheric scientists to estimate the magnitude and variability of airglow ground illumination. Based on that foundation, we analyze the target acquisition performance of imagers that use silicon and indium-gallium-arsenide focal plane arrays.
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Richard H. Vollmerhausen, Ronald G. Driggers, Van A. Hodgkin, "Night illumination in the near- and short-wave infrared spectral bands and the potential for silicon and indium-gallium-arsenide imagers to perform night targeting," Optical Engineering 52(4), 043202 (3 April 2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.52.4.043202
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Airglow

Imaging systems

Silicon

Indium gallium arsenide

Short wave infrared radiation

Quantum efficiency

Charge-coupled devices

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