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Performance of science grade HgCdTe H4RG-15 image sensors
Author(s): Majid Zandian; Mark Farris; William McLevige; Dennis Edwall; Erdem Arkun; Eric Holland; James E. Gunn; Stephen Smee; Donald N. B. Hall; Klaus W. Hodapp; Atsushi Shimono; Naoyuki Tamura; Micheal Carmody; John Auyeung; James W. Beletic
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Paper Abstract

We present the test results of science grade substrate-removed 4K×4K HgCdTe H4RG-15 NIR 1.7 μm and SWIR 2.5 μm sensor chip assemblies (SCAs). Teledyne’s 4K×4K, 15 μm pixel pitch infrared array, which was developed for the era of Extremely Large Telescopes, is first being used in new instrumentation on existing telescopes. We report the data on H4RG-15 arrays that have achieved science grade performance: very low dark current (<0.01 e-/pixel/sec), high quantum efficiency (70-90%), single CDS readout noise of 18 e-, operability >97%, total crosstalk <1.5%, well capacity >70 ke-, and power dissipation less than 4 mW. These SCAs are substrate-removed HgCdTe which simultaneously detect visible and infrared light, enabling spectrographs to use a single SCA for Visible-IR sensitivity. Larger focal plane arrays can be constructed by assembling mosaics of individual arrays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 99150F (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233664
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Majid Zandian, Teledyne Imaging Sensors (United States)
Mark Farris, Teledyne Imaging Sensors (United States)
William McLevige, Teledyne Imaging Sensors (United States)
Dennis Edwall, Teledyne Imaging Sensors (United States)
Erdem Arkun, Teledyne Imaging Sensors (United States)
Eric Holland, Teledyne Imaging Sensors (United States)
James E. Gunn, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Stephen Smee, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Donald N. B. Hall, Institute for Astronomy (United States)
Klaus W. Hodapp, Institute for Astronomy (United States)
Atsushi Shimono, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)
Naoyuki Tamura, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)
Micheal Carmody, Teledyne Imaging Sensors (United States)
John Auyeung, Teledyne Imaging Sensors (United States)
James W. Beletic, Teledyne Imaging Sensors (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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