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

Georgios Trichopoulos, Kubilay Sertel

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 publicationNational Aerospace and Electronics Conference, Proceedings of the IEEE
Pages36-37
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, NAECON 2012 - Dayton, OH, United States
Duration: Jul 25 2012Jul 27 2012

Other

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

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Trichopoulos, G., & Sertel, K. (2013). THz imaging performance of a broadband 80×64 focal plane array. In National Aerospace and Electronics Conference, Proceedings of the IEEE (pp. 36-37). [6531024] https://doi.org/10.1109/NAECON.2012.6531024