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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 1996
  • pp: 6110–6114

Modulation transfer function of antenna-coupled infrared detector arrays

Glenn D. Boreman, Aristide Dogariu, Christos Christodoulou, and Dale Kotter  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 31, pp. 6110-6114 (1996)

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Individual antenna-coupled IR bolometers have recently been demonstrated at wavelengths near 10 μm. If focal-plane arrays (FPA's) of antenna-coupled detectors can be fabricated, enhancement of IR-imager performance is possible. A first step in the design process is to analyze the image-quality potential of antenna-coupled, FPA-based imagers in terms of the modulation transfer function (MTF). The key step in our analysis is development of a cross-talk MTF that accounts for the electromagnetic coupling between adjacent antennas in the FPA. We find that electromagnetic cross talk will not be a significant image-quality factor in antenna-coupled IR FPA's.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 15, 1995
Revised Manuscript: April 8, 1996
Published: November 1, 1996

Glenn D. Boreman, Aristide Dogariu, Christos Christodoulou, and Dale Kotter, "Modulation transfer function of antenna-coupled infrared detector arrays," Appl. Opt. 35, 6110-6114 (1996)

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