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6 x 6-cm fully depleted pn-junction CCD for high-resolution spectroscopy in the 0.1- to 15-keV photon energy range
Author(s): Christoph von Zanthier; Peter Holl; Josef Kemmer; Peter Lechner; Bernhard Maier; Heike Soltau; R. Stoetter; Heinrich W. Braeuninger; Konrad Dennerl; Frank Haberl; Robert Hartmann; Gisela D. Hartner; Horst Hippmann; E. Kastelic; W. Kink; Norbert Krause; Norbert Meidinger; Gerd Metzner; Elmar Pfeffermann; Martin Popp; Claus Reppin; Diana Stoetter; Lothar Strueder; Joachim E. Truemper; Ulrich Weber; D. Carathanassis; S. Engelhard; Th. Gebhart; D. Hauff; Gerhard Lutz; Rainer H. Richter; H. Seitz; P. Solc; Edgar Bihler; H. Boettcher; Eckhard Kendziorra; J. Kraemer; Bernhard Pflueger; Ruediger Staubert
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Paper Abstract

The concept and performance of the fully depleted pn- junction CCD system, developed for the European XMM- and the German ABRIXAS-satellite missions for soft x-ray imaging and spectroscopy in the 0.1 keV to 15 keV photon range, is presented. The 58 mm X 60 mm large pn-CCD array uses pn- junctions for registers and for the backside instead of MOS registers. This concept naturally allows to fully deplete the detector volume to make it an efficient detector to photons with energies up to 15 keV. For high detection efficiency in the soft x-ray region down to 100 eV, an ultrathin pn-CCD backside deadlayer has been realized. Each pn-CCD-channel is equipped with an on-chip JFET amplifier which, in combination with the CAMEX-amplifier and multiplexing chip, facilitates parallel readout with a pixel read rate of 3 MHz and an electronic noise floor of ENC < e-. With the complete parallel readout, very fast pn-CCD readout modi can be implemented in the system which allow for high resolution photon spectroscopy of even the brightest x-ray sources in the sky.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3301, Solid State Sensor Arrays: Development and Applications II, (1 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.304566
Show Author Affiliations
Christoph von Zanthier, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Peter Holl, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Josef Kemmer, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Peter Lechner, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Bernhard Maier, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Heike Soltau, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
R. Stoetter, KETEK GmbH (Germany)
Heinrich W. Braeuninger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestische Physik (Germany)
Konrad Dennerl, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestische Physik (Germany)
Frank Haberl, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestische Physik (Germany)
Robert Hartmann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestische Physik (Germany)
Gisela D. Hartner, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestische Physik (Germany)
Horst Hippmann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestiche Physik (Germany)
E. Kastelic, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestische Physik (Germany)
W. Kink, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestische Physik (Germany)
Norbert Krause, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestische Physik (Australia)
Norbert Meidinger, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestische Physik (Germany)
Gerd Metzner, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestische Physik (Germany)
Elmar Pfeffermann, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestische Physik (Germany)
Martin Popp, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestische Physik (Germany)
Claus Reppin, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestische Physik (Germany)
Diana Stoetter, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestische Physik (Germany)
Lothar Strueder, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestische Physik (Germany)
Joachim E. Truemper, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestische Physik (Germany)
Ulrich Weber, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Extraterrestische Physik (Germany)
D. Carathanassis, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
S. Engelhard, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
Th. Gebhart, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
D. Hauff, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
Gerhard Lutz, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
Rainer H. Richter, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
H. Seitz, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
P. Solc, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Physik (Germany)
Edgar Bihler, Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
H. Boettcher, Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Eckhard Kendziorra, Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
J. Kraemer, Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Bernhard Pflueger, Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)
Ruediger Staubert, Univ. Tuebingen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3301:
Solid State Sensor Arrays: Development and Applications II
Morley M. Blouke, Editor(s)

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