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InSb arrays for SIRTF
Author(s): Judith L. Pipher; William J. Forrest; Jian Wu
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Paper Abstract

SIRTF, and other infrared space astronomy projects, require detector arrays with extremely high sensitivity. It is a goal of SIRTF to achieve background limited performance at all wavelengths. Especially critical is the spectral region around 3 micrometers , where the zodiacal dust emission and scattering reaches a minimum, and where there are no other natural background sources, and where a cooled space telescope provides negligible background. This is a spectral region where many of the most interesting astrophysical sources can best be studied. The IRAC (infrared array camera) SIRTF experiment requires short wavelength detector arrays (2 - 5 micrometers ) that achieve background limited operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2475, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy, (6 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.211280
Show Author Affiliations
Judith L. Pipher, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
William J. Forrest, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Jian Wu, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2475:
Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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