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  • Vol. 46, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1956
  • pp: 609–610

Wavelength Dependence of Radiation-Noise Limits on Sensitivity of Infrared Photodetectors

JOHN R. PLATT  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 46, Issue 8, pp. 609-610 (1956)

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A theoretical equation is given for the sensitivities or signal-to-noise ratios of infrared photodetectors as functions of area and sensitive time and long-wavelength cutoff λ0, assuming the materials approach within comparable factors of the fundamental limits set by radiation noise from their surroundings at a given temperature.

JOHN R. PLATT, "Wavelength Dependence of Radiation-Noise Limits on Sensitivity of Infrared Photodetectors," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 46, 609-610 (1956)

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