Accession Number : AD0775896

Title :   The Infrared Extended, Gates CCI (Charge Coupled Imager).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Scharnhorst,K. Peter

Report Date : 30 SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : The imaging capabilities of an infrered (IR) extended, integrating charge coupled imager (CCI) with a gated input are discussed with reference to the conventional silicon CCI. A photoconductive input circuit is considered and the dependence of device characteristics on the material parameters of the photosensor and the input channel are discussed. The input characteristics are illustrated with the aid of the photosensor-substrate combination consisting of amorphous GeTe and silicon, respectively. Since the essential difference between this device and the conventional silicon CCI is the input circuit, the discussion centers on the signal to noise ratio of the input section. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Infrared images, *Infrared optical systems, *Semiconductor devices, *Charge coupled devices, Infrared detectors, Amorphous materials, Germanium compounds, Tellurides, Silicon, Photosensitivity

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE