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58 x 62 Si:As IBC detector arrays on PMOS multiplexers for astronomy
Author(s): Mark E. McKelvey; Robert E. McMurray; Craig R. McCreight; Thomas L. Roellig; Robert Cooper; Lunming Yuen; Lynne K. Deutsch
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Paper Abstract

Four 58 X 62-element Si:As impurity-band-conduction (IBC) detector arrays produced by the Hughes Technology Center were tested to evaluate their usefulness for space- and ground- based astronomical observations. PMOS circuitry was used in the multiplexers to improve low-temperature noise performance. Laboratory tests at background levels simulating those expected on space-based observing platforms were combined with ground-based telescope IR observations. The devices have shown read noise levels below 120 rms e-, dark currents below 10 e-/s, and detective quantum efficiencies of 20%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1946, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation, (20 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.158663
Show Author Affiliations
Mark E. McKelvey, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Robert E. McMurray, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Craig R. McCreight, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Thomas L. Roellig, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
Robert Cooper, Orion TechnoScience (United States)
Lunming Yuen, Orion TechnoScience (United States)
Lynne K. Deutsch, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1946:
Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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