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Preliminary characterization results of a large format 4k x 4k EMCCD
Author(s): Olivier Daigle; Jérémy Turcotte; Étienne Artigau; René Doyon
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Paper Abstract

Scientific EMCCD cameras have demonstrated excellent imaging performance under extreme low light conditions. Photon counting capability combined with a very low dark current offered by the CCD technology have made EMCCDs the detector of choice for high-performance applications such as time resolved spectroscopy and low light imaging. However, future astronomical instrumentation requires high spatial resolution while commercially available EMCCD devices are limited by a relatively modest area format of (1kx1k). To address this requirement, the Universitė de Montrėal and Teledyne-e2v have jointly developed a 4kx4k EMCCD, the CCD282. This paper presents the results of cryogenic characterization of the CCD282 operated with Nüvü Camēras’ CCD Controller for Counting Photons version 3. The advantages of a novel large format EMCCD over existing technology for high resolution spectroscopy are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 10709, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VIII, 107090A (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312709
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Olivier Daigle, Nüvü Camēras Inc. (Canada)
Jérémy Turcotte, Nüvü Camēras Inc. (Canada)
Étienne Artigau, Institut de Recherche sur les Exoplanètes, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
René Doyon, Institut de Recherche sur les Exoplanètes, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10709:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VIII
Andrew D. Holland; James Beletic, Editor(s)

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