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Radiation-induced charge collection in infrared detector arrays

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8 Author(s)
Pickel, J.C. ; PR&T Inc., Fallbrook, CA, USA ; Reed, R.A. ; Ladbury, R. ; Rauscher, B.
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A modeling approach is described for predicting charge collection in space-based infrared detector arrays due to ionizing particle radiation. The modeling uses a combination of analytical and Monte Carlo techniques to capture the essential features of energetic ion-induced charge collection to detector pixels in a two-dimensional array. The model addresses several aspects that are necessary for high-fidelity simulation of complex focal plane array structures including multiple layers, subregions within layers, variation of linear energy transfer with range, secondary electron scattering, free-field diffusion, and field-assisted diffusion. Example results are given and predictions are compared to experimental data.

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Nuclear Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:49 ,  Issue: 6 )

Date of Publication:

Dec 2002

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