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2.5-um PACE-I HgCdTe 1024x1024 for infrared astronomy
Author(s): Lester J. Kozlowski; Kadri Vural; Scott A. Cabelli; C. Y. Chen; Donald E. Cooper; Gary L. Bostrup; D. M. Stephenson; William V. McLevige; Robert B. Bailey; Klaus-Werner Hodapp; Donald N. B. Hall; William E. Kleinhans
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Paper Abstract

Rockwell Science Center and the University of Hawaii have developed a short wavelength infrared (SWIR) 1024 X 1024 focal plane array (FPA). The continuing project is funded by the U.S. Air Force Phillips Laboratory in connection with their Advanced Electro Optical System (AEOS) 3.67 m telescope project on Haleakala, Maui. We have achieved our objective of developing a 1024 X 1024 FPA with a cut-off wavelength of 2.5 micrometers . The device is named the HgCdTe Astronomical Wide Area Infrared Imager (HAWAII). The first hybrids have been characterized, delivered and first light achieved two days ahead of schedule; performance highlights include successful elimination of the reset anomaly (whose presence limited the noise performance of prior astronomical 256 X 256 FPAs), total FPA dark current < 0.1 e-/sec at 77 K, pixel yield > 99%, quantum efficiency > 50%, BLIP-limited sensitivity at low-109 photons/cm2-sec background and operating temperatures to 120 K, and read noise < 10 e-.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2268, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing II, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.185846
Show Author Affiliations
Lester J. Kozlowski, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)
Kadri Vural, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)
Scott A. Cabelli, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)
C. Y. Chen, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)
Donald E. Cooper, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)
Gary L. Bostrup, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)
D. M. Stephenson, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)
William V. McLevige, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)
Robert B. Bailey, Rockwell International Corp. (United States)
Klaus-Werner Hodapp, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
Donald N. B. Hall, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
William E. Kleinhans, Valley Oak Semiconductor (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2268:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing II
Marija S. Scholl, Editor(s)

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