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First report on quantum dot coated CMOS CID arrays for the UV and VUV
Author(s): Ross Robinson; Zoran Ninkov; Denis Cormier; Alan Raisanen; Suraj Bhaskaran; Carey Beam; Herb Ziegler; Uwe Arp; Robert Vest
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Paper Abstract

A technique has been developed for coating commercial off the shelf (COTS) detector arrays with a thin, uniform layer of quantum dots. The quantum deposition is accomplished using an Optomec Aerosol Jet rapid prototyping system. When illuminated by UV andvacuumUV (VUV) the quantum dots will fluoresce and those emitted photons will be detected by the underlying detector array. The size of the quantum dots used determines the fluorescence wavelength and that would be matched to the peak sensitivity of the underlying detector array. The devices have been tested at the NIST synchrotron facility in Gaithersburg and have shown sensitivity down to 150nm. Performance at wavelengths below 150nm is limited by absorption by solvent residues from deposition process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8859, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XVIII, 88590K (26 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2024623
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Ross Robinson, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Zoran Ninkov, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Denis Cormier, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Alan Raisanen, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)
Suraj Bhaskaran, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (United States)
Carey Beam, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (United States)
Herb Ziegler, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (United States)
Uwe Arp, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Robert Vest, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8859:
UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XVIII
Oswald H. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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