Abstract

Equations defining the bias conditions for thermistor radiation detectors, and the dependence of responsivity, time constant, and noise equivalent power on these conditions are derived for two bias networks. By choosing bias temperature as the independent variable, a set of curves applicable to bias optimization of all thermistors of a given material type are constructed. Detector noise is discussed in detail.

© 1969 Optical Society of America

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