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A monolithic 2k x 2k LWIR HgCdTe detector array for passively cooled space missions
Author(s): Meghan Dorn; Craig McMurtry; Judith Pipher; William Forrest; Mario Cabrera; Andre Wong; A. K. Mainzer; Donald Lee; Jianmei Pan
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Paper Abstract

A 2K x 2K 10 µm cutoff HgCdTe array for background-limited space astronomy has been developed by Teledyne Imaging Sensors to specifications set by JPL, and demonstrated by University of Rochester at a focal plane temperature of 40K for the proposed JPL Near-Earth Object Camera (NEOCam) survey mission under the NASA Planetary Defense Coordination Office. We describe the detector performance for the first large format monolithic HgCdTe detector array tested, including the dark current, well depth, dark current vs. temperature, quantum efficiency, latent image performance, and read noise.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10709, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VIII, 1070907 (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313521
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Meghan Dorn, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Craig McMurtry, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Judith Pipher, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
William Forrest, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Mario Cabrera, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Andre Wong, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
A. K. Mainzer, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Donald Lee, Teledyne Imaging Sensors (United States)
Jianmei Pan, Teledyne Imaging Sensors (United States)


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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