Recent astronomical detector development at the University of Arizona

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Abstract

The University of Arizona Imaging Technology Laboratory (ITL) has been developing back illuminated detectors and detector technologies for several astronomical projects in recent years. These projects include the WIYN telescope One Degree Imager (ODI) mosaic of Orthogonal Transfer Array CCDs, the VIRUS detectors for the University of Texas' Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX), detector and packaging development for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), and 10k×10k and 4k×4k CCDs for several instruments. In this paper we discuss these projects with an emphasis on backside processing issues and detector characterization results which may be relevant to other groups. We will also focus packaging techniques and metrology for achieving very flat and stable focal planes. Results will include device flatness at cryogenic temperatures, process yield, photo-response non-uniformity and cosmetics, quantum efficiency, read noise, linearity, charge transfer efficiency, and photon transfer data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHigh Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventHigh Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Jul 1 2012Jul 4 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8453
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherHigh Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period7/1/127/4/12

Keywords

  • CCDs
  • Detectors
  • Imaging
  • Telescopes

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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    Lesser, M. (2012). Recent astronomical detector development at the University of Arizona. In High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V [84531L] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8453). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.925090