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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 9, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1970
  • pp: 1848–1853

Wideband Optical Heterodyne Performance of Extrinsic Photoconductive Infrared Radiation Detectors

S. L. Kurtin, G. S. Picus, and C. J. Buczek  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 9, Issue 8, pp. 1848-1853 (1970)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.9.001848


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Abstract

Heterodyne detection of infrared radiation by cryogenically cooled extrinsic photoconductors is reviewed. Operational characteristics of a highly compensated Ge:Hg detector are calculated from experimentally determined material parameters. In many cases wideband, quantum noise limited performance can be obtained only if substantial refrigeration capacity is available at detector operating temperature.

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Original Manuscript: December 10, 1969
Published: August 1, 1970

Citation
S. L. Kurtin, G. S. Picus, and C. J. Buczek, "Wideband Optical Heterodyne Performance of Extrinsic Photoconductive Infrared Radiation Detectors," Appl. Opt. 9, 1848-1853 (1970)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-9-8-1848


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