Infrared Detector Arrays for Astronomy

  title={Infrared Detector Arrays for Astronomy},
  author={G. Rieke},
  journal={Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  • G. Rieke
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Use of infrared detector arrays in astronomy began roughly 20 years ago, and our detection capabilities in parts of this spectral range have doubled about every seven months since then. A variety of approaches are now used for detector arrays operating from 1 μm to 1 mm and beyond. They include direct hybrid arrays of InSb and HgCdTe photodiodes that operate from 0.6 μ mt o 5μm, and of Si:As impurity band conduction detectors from 5 μ mt o 28μm; a number of approaches to photoconductive… Expand

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