Noise and dark performance for FIREBall-2 EMCCD delta-doped CCD detector

Erika T. Hamden, Nicole Lingner, Gillian Kyne, Patrick Morrissey, D. Christopher Martin

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9 Scopus citations

Abstract

The Faint Intergalactic-medium Redshifted Emission Balloon (FIREBall-2) is an experiment designed to observe low density emission from HI, CIV, and OVI in the circum-galactic medium around low-redshift galaxies. To detect this diffuse emission, we use a high-efficiency photon-counting EMCCD as part of FIREBall-2's detector. The flight camera system includes a custom printed circuit board, a mechanical cryo-cooler, zeolite and charcoal getters, and a Nüvü controller, for fast read-out speeds and waveform shaping. Here we report on overall detector system performance, including pressure and temperature stability. We describe dark current and CIC measurements at several temperatures and substrate voltages, with the flight set-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIX
EditorsOswald H. W. Siegmund, Oswald H. W. Siegmund
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628417678, 9781628417678
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIX - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 9 2015Aug 10 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9601
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIX
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/9/158/10/15

Keywords

  • CGM
  • Dark current
  • EMCCD
  • FIREBall
  • NUVU
  • Photon-counting
  • Ultraviolet detectors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Hamden, E. T., Lingner, N., Kyne, G., Morrissey, P., & Martin, D. C. (2015). Noise and dark performance for FIREBall-2 EMCCD delta-doped CCD detector. In O. H. W. Siegmund, & O. H. W. Siegmund (Eds.), UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIX [96010O] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9601). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2190679