A method is presented for measuring the modulation transfer function of signal processing in the element (SPRITE) detectors with a HgCdTe composition optimized for the 3–5-μm band. This method incorporates a 3.39-μm He–Ne laser to generate Young’s fringes of varying spatial frequency, which are scanned across the detector elements. The results are consistent with theoretical models for these devices and indicate a limited resolution capability for SPRITE detectors used for the 3–5-μm band.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 2, 1990
Published: January 1, 1992
Kenneth J. Barnard, Glenn D. Boreman, Allen E. Plogstedt, and Barry K. Anderson, "Modulation-transfer function measurement of SPRITE detectors: sine-wave response," Appl. Opt. 31, 144-147 (1992)