4.1 - The first uncooled (no thermal) MWIR FPA monolithically integrated with a Si-CMOS ROIC: a 80x80 VPD PbSe FPA

G. Vergara, R. Linares-Herrero, R. Gutiérrez-Álvarez, C. Fernández-Montojo, L.J. Gómez, V. Villamayor, A. Baldasano-Ramírez & M.T. Montojo
In this work a breakthrough in the field of low-cost uncooled infrared detectors is presented: an 80x80 FPA of VPD PbSe with MWIR detection in uncooled operation. The new device represents a milestone in the road towards affordable uncooled MWIR imagers, once the Vapor Phase Deposition PbSe technology (aka VPD PbSe) has reached the industrial maturity. The devices presented in this work, in which the active material has been monolithically integrated with the corresponding Si-CMOS...