Saturday, June 27, 2015

Free Book on Photon Seeing

It came to my attention that The National Academies Press book "Seeing Photons: Progress and Limits of Visible and Infrared Sensor Arrays" (2010) is available for free download. The authors of the book are stated as Committee on Developments in Detector Technologies, Standing Committee on Technology Insight—Gauge, Evaluate, and Review, and Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences. The book is heavily skewed toward military and space applications:


Talking about the progress of single photon detecting technology, the book has predicted in 2010:


There is also in interesting graph comparing DRAM capacity with imager resolution growth:


and a comparison of LWIR technologies:

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