History of infrared detectors

  title={History of infrared detectors},
  author={Antoni Rogalski},
  journal={Opto-Electronics Review},
  • A. Rogalski
  • Published 4 July 2012
  • Materials Science
  • Opto-Electronics Review
This paper overviews the history of infrared detector materials starting with Herschel’s experiment with thermometer on February 11th, 1800. Infrared detectors are in general used to detect, image, and measure patterns of the thermal heat radiation which all objects emit. At the beginning, their development was connected with thermal detectors, such as thermocouples and bolometers, which are still used today and which are generally sensitive to all infrared wavelengths and operate at room… 
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