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1024 × 1024 HgCdTe CMOS camera for infrared imaging magnetograph of Big Bear Solar Observatory
Author(s): W. Cao; Y. Xu; C. Denker; H. Wang
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Paper Abstract

The InfraRed Imaging Magnetograph (IRIM)1,2 is a two-dimensional narrow-band solar spectro-polarimeter currently being developed at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO). It works in the near infrared (NIR) from 1.0 μm to 1.7 μm and possesses high temporal resolution, high spatial resolution, high spectral resolving power, high magnetic sensitivity. As the detector of IRIM, the 1024 × 1024 HgCdTe TCM8600 CMOS camera manufactured by the Rockwell Scientific Company plays a very important role in acquiring the high precision solar spectropolarimetry data. In order to make the best use of it for solar observation, the characteristic evaluation was carried out at BBSO and National Solar Observatory (NSO), Sacramento Peak in October 2003. The paper presents a series of measured performance parameters including linearity, readout noise, gain, full well capacity, hot pixels, dark, flat field, frame rate, vacuum, low temperature control, etc., and shows some solar infrared narrow band imaging observation results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5881, Infrared and Photoelectronic Imagers and Detector Devices, 58810X (12 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.637484
Show Author Affiliations
W. Cao, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Big Bear Solar Observatory (United States)
Y. Xu, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
C. Denker, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Big Bear Solar Observatory (United States)
H. Wang, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)
Big Bear Solar Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5881:
Infrared and Photoelectronic Imagers and Detector Devices
Randolph E. Longshore, Editor(s)

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