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Multiply sampled read-limited and background-limited noise performance
Author(s): James D. Garnett; William J. Forrest
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Paper Abstract

The newest 256 X 256 InSb arrays (CRC-590 and CRC-463 multiplexers) from Santa Barbara Research Center have reached a milestone in low noise performance. Using the Fowler-sampling technique to acquire data, we have achieved 10 - 13 e- multiply sample read-out (MSR) noise with the new arrays. With this remarkably low noise performance, background limited performance occurs at relatively small signal levels, viz. a few percent of full-well depth. The signal-to-noise capability of infrared detectors operating in both read noise and background limited performance is an important parameter for evaluating the efficacy of various data sampling methods. We conclude that both line-fitting and Fowler- sampling are the best sampling methods covering the whole performance regime, providing large improvement in the read-noise dominated regime and approaching CDS capability in the photon-noise dominated regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1946, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation, (20 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.158692
Show Author Affiliations
James D. Garnett, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
William J. Forrest, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


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

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