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New progress in electron-injection detectors for NIR imagers with low noise and high frame rates
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Paper Abstract

This article reports the progress on the development of a novel detector with the promise of addressing the needs of extreme AO (ExAO) in the near-IR band (NIR), 0.9-1.7 μm. The camera is based on the electron injection mechanism which resembles how the human eye processes light. The camera design allows high sensitivity operation at TEC reachable temperatures for ExAO at 1-4 kHz frame rates, and at the same time the concept produces sufficient gain to overcome the read noise of the device. Here we present the overall design, test results on Gen-1 (outdated but operable) camera, along with early results of our next generation of detectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 99150P (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233657
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Mohsen Rezaei, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Min-Su Park, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Skylar Wheaton, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Chee Leong Tan, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Vala Fathipour, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Olivier Guyon, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Melville P. Ulmer, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Hooman Mohseni, Northwestern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9915:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII
Andrew D. Holland; James Beletic, Editor(s)

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