Advances on Sensitive Electron-Injection Based Cameras for Low-Flux, Short-Wave Infrared Applications
Journal Article - Open Access
Northwestern University Evanston United States
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Short-wave infrared SWIR photon detection has become an essential technology in the modern world. Sensitive SWIR detector arrays with high pixel density, low noise levels, and high signal-to-noise-ratios are highly desirable for a variety of applications including biophotonics, light detection and ranging, optical tomography, and astronomical imaging. As such many efforts in infrared detector research are directed toward improving the performance of the photon detectors operating in this wavelength range. We review the history, principle of operation, present status, and possible future developments of a sensitive SWIR detector technology, which has demonstrated to be one of the most promising paths to high pixel density focal plane arrays FPAs for low flux applications.
- Infrared Detection and Detectors