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Development of a 4k×4k frame transfer electron multiplying CCD for scientific applications
Author(s): Jean-Luc Gach; Claude Carignan; Olivier Hernandez; Paul R. Jorden; Douglas Jordan; Philippe Balard; Philippe Vallée; Philippe Amram; Michel Marcelin; Benoit Epinat
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Paper Abstract

The CCD282 is a large low-light level (L3 - Electron multiplying CCD) imaging sensor developed by e2v technologies for the University of Montreal. The intended use is for photon counting and very low light level imaging. The device will be used on the 3DNTT instrument which is a scanning Fabry-Perot interferometer. There is also the intention to place a device on a 10m class telescope for scanning Fabry-Perot application. This sensor is the largest electron multiplying CCD device produced to date with a 4k×4k backside illuminated frame transfer architecture. The sensor uses 8 parallel EM (Electron Multiplying) amplified outputs to maximize throughput. This paper present the first results and performance measurements of this device, and especially of the clock induced charge (CIC) which is one order of magnitude lower than previous devices thanks to a specific design optimized for photon counting operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9154, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI, 91540A (23 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057021
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Jean-Luc Gach, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS, Aix Marseille Univ. (France)
Claude Carignan, Univ. of Cape Town (South Africa)
Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Olivier Hernandez, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Observatoire du Mont Mégantic (Canada)
Paul R. Jorden, e2v technologies plc (United Kingdom)
Douglas Jordan, e2v technologies plc (United Kingdom)
Philippe Balard, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS, Aix Marseille Univ. (France)
Philippe Vallée, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Philippe Amram, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS, Aix Marseille Univ. (France)
Michel Marcelin, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS, Aix Marseille Univ. (France)
Benoit Epinat, Lab. d'Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS, Aix Marseille Univ. (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9154:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI
Andrew D. Holland; James Beletic, Editor(s)

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