Optical and Infrared Detectors

  • Robert J. Keyes

Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. R. J. Keyes
    Pages 1-4
  3. P. W. Kruse
    Pages 5-69
  4. E. H. Putley
    Pages 71-100
  5. H. R. Zwicker
    Pages 149-196
  6. M. C. Teich
    Pages 229-300
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 301-308

About this book


This volume is written for those who desire a comprehensive analysis of the latest developments in infrared detector technology and a basic insight into the fundamental processes which are important to evolving detection techniques. Each of the most salient infrared detector types is treated in detail by authors who are recognized as leading authorities in the specific areas addressed. In order to concentrate on pertinent aspects of the present state of the detector art and the unique point of view of each author, extensive tutorials of a background nature are avoided in the text but are readily available to the reader through the many references given. The volume opens with a broad-brush introduction to the various types of infrared detectors that have evolved since Sir William Herschel's discovery of infrared radiation 175 years ago. The second chapter presents an overall perspective of the infrared detector art and serves as the cohesive cement for the more in-depth presentation of subsequent chapters. Those detector types which, for one reason or other have not attained wide use today, are also discussed in Chapter 2. The more notable and widely used infrared detectors can be divided into three basic classes which are indicative of the primary effect produced by the photon-detector interaction, i.e., thermal, photoconductive, photo­ voltaic, and photoemissive. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 offer a detailed treatment of each of these important processes.


development photon radiation

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert J. Keyes
    • 1
  1. 1.Lincoln LaboratoryMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyLexingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-22261-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-37378-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0303-4216
  • Series Online ISSN 1437-0859
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