THz imaging performance of a broadband 80×64 focal plane array

Georgios C. Trichopoulos, Kubilay Sertel

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Abstract

We present the performance characterization of a large-format, sub-millimeter resolution, real-time focal plane array (FPA) sensor for THz imaging. With the aid of in-house hybrid electromagnetic modeling tools, the FPA is optimized for diffraction limited image resolution and conjugate impedance matching for highest THz sensitivity. The sensor operates in the 0.6-1.2 THz band with 5 frames-per-second image acquisition speed and with pixel responsivity of 1,000 V/Watt. The simulated images are verified by imaging of various objects at ∼0.7 THz and the results are presented to highlight the overall imaging performance of the THz FPA sensor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, NAECON 2012
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages36-37
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781467327916
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, NAECON 2012 - Dayton, OH, United States
Duration: Jul 25 2012Jul 27 2012

Publication series

NameNational Aerospace and Electronics Conference, Proceedings of the IEEE

Other

Other2012 IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, NAECON 2012
CountryUnited States
CityDayton, OH
Period7/25/127/27/12

Keywords

  • focal plane array
  • terahertz imaging
  • terahertz sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering

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