Far-infrared microbolometer detectors

  • D. P. Neikirk
  • Wayne W. Lam
  • D. B. Rutledge


The bismuth microbolometer is a simple, easily made detector suitable for use throughout the far-infrared, which has been integrated with a variety of planar antennas. The general thermal properties of these devices and some of the constraints on bolometer materials are discussed. The fabrication and performance of several different types of microbolometers and microthermocouples are described.

Key words

bolometers far-infrared detectors integrated detectors 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. P. Neikirk
    • 1
  • Wayne W. Lam
    • 1
  • D. B. Rutledge
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Engineering and Applied ScienceCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadena
  2. 2.Dept. of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Texas at AustinAustin

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