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Infrared and Terahertz Detectors, Third Edition

ISBN 9781138198005
Published December 26, 2018 by CRC Press
1044 Pages 861 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This new edition of Infrared and Terahertz Detectors provides a comprehensive overview of infrared and terahertz detector technology, from fundamental science to materials and fabrication techniques. It contains a complete overhaul of the contents including several new chapters and a new section on terahertz detectors and systems. It includes a new tutorial introduction to technical aspects that are fundamental for basic understanding. The other dedicated sections focus on thermal detectors, photon detectors, and focal plane arrays.

Table of Contents

Part I. Fundaments of infrared and terahertz detection

1. Radiometry

2. Infrared systems fundamentals

3. Infrared detector characterization

4. Fundamental performance limitations of infrared detectors

5. Coupling of infrared radiation with detector

6. Heterodyne detection

Part II. Infrared thermal detectors

7. Thermopiles

8. Bolometers

9. Pyroelectric detectors

10. Pneumatic detectors

11. Novel thermal detectors

Part III. Infrared photon detectors

12. Theory of photon detectors

13. Intrinsic silicon and germanium detectors

14. Extrinsic silicon and germanium detectors

15. Photoemissive detectors

16. III-V detectors

17. HgCdTe detectors

18. IV-VI detectors

19. Quantum well infrared photodetectors

20. Superlattice photovoltaic detectors

21. Quantum dot infrared photodetectors

22. Infrared barrier photodetectors

23. Cascade infrared photodetectors

Part IV. Infrared focal plane arrays

24. Overview of focal plane array architectures

25. Thermal detector focal plane arrays

26. Photon detector focal plane arrays

27. Third generation infrared detectors

Part V. Terahertz detectors and focal plane arrays

28. Terahertz detectors and focal plane arrays

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Antoni Rogalski is a professor at the Institute of Applied Physics, Military University of Technology in Warsaw, Poland. He is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of infrared (IR) optoelectronics. He has made pioneering contributions in the area of theory, design and technology of different types of IR detectors. In 1997, he received an award from the Foundation for Polish Science, the most prestigious scientific award in Poland, for achievements in the study of ternary alloy systems for infrared detectors. In 2004, he was elected as a corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Prof. Rogalski is a Fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Vice President of the Polish Optoelectronic Committee, Vice President of the Electronic and Telecommunication Division at the Polish Academy of Science, Editor-in-Chief of Opto-Electronics Review, and editorial board member of international journals. He has been chair and co-chair, organizer and member of scientific committees of many national and international conferences on optoelectronic devices and material sciences.