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Title: Infrared retina

Abstract

Exemplary embodiments provide an infrared (IR) retinal system and method for making and using the IR retinal system. The IR retinal system can include adaptive sensor elements, whose properties including, e.g., spectral response, signal-to-noise ratio, polarization, or amplitude can be tailored at pixel level by changing the applied bias voltage across the detector. "Color" imagery can be obtained from the IR retinal system by using a single focal plane array. The IR sensor elements can be spectrally, spatially and temporally adaptive using quantum-confined transitions in nanoscale quantum dots. The IR sensor elements can be used as building blocks of an infrared retina, similar to cones of human retina, and can be designed to work in the long-wave infrared portion of the electromagnetic spectrum ranging from about 8 .mu.m to about 12 .mu.m as well as the mid-wave portion ranging from about 3 .mu.m to about 5 .mu.m.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
  2. Tucson, AZ
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1034324
Patent Number(s):
8071945
Application Number:
12/184,491
Assignee:
STC.UNM (Albuquerque, NM); Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01J - MEASUREMENT OF INTENSITY, VELOCITY, SPECTRAL CONTENT, POLARISATION, PHASE OR PULSE CHARACTERISTICS OF INFRA-RED, VISIBLE OR ULTRA-VIOLET LIGHT
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04N - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Krishna, Sanjay, Hayat, Majeed M, Tyo, J Scott, and Jang, Woo-Yong. Infrared retina. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Krishna, Sanjay, Hayat, Majeed M, Tyo, J Scott, & Jang, Woo-Yong. Infrared retina. United States.
Krishna, Sanjay, Hayat, Majeed M, Tyo, J Scott, and Jang, Woo-Yong. Tue . "Infrared retina". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1034324.
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