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FlyEyes: integrating CCID-35 into PUEO AO system at CFHT
Author(s): Kevin K. Y. Ho; Jean-Charles Cuillandre; Chueh-Jen Lin; Tom Benedict; Olivier Lai; Jeff Ward; Derrick Salmon; Gerry Luppino; James Beletic; Reinhold Dorn; Pascal Puget; Barry Burke; Shiang-Yu Wang
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Paper Abstract

A project to upgrade PUEO, the CFHT AO system, was first proposed in 2002. As part of the upgrade effort, a technology project was conceived to evaluate and characterize the backside-illuminated CCID-35 detector as suitable a replacement for the array of avalanche photo diode modules (APDs) in the curvature wavefront sensor. The CCID-35 was envisioned to replace an array of expensive APDs thus providing a cost-effective means of upgrading PUEO to a higher-order system. Work on the project, dubbed FlyEyes, occurred sporadically until Oct 2005 but substantial progress has been made since. This paper was intended to report on the performance of FlyEyes in PUEO but unfortunately the instrument was not ready for tests at the time of this writing. This paper summarizes the progress made on the project thus far and touches upon some of the difficulties encountered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6276, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy II, 62761G (15 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670089
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin K. Y. Ho, Canada France Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Jean-Charles Cuillandre, Canada France Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Chueh-Jen Lin, Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)
Tom Benedict, Canada France Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Olivier Lai, Canada France Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Jeff Ward, Canada France Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Derrick Salmon, Canada France Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Gerry Luppino, Institute for Astronomy, Univ. of Hawaii (United States)
James Beletic, Rockwell Scientific Co. (United States)
Reinhold Dorn, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Pascal Puget, Observatoire de Paris (France)
Barry Burke, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Shiang-Yu Wang, Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, National Taiwan Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6276:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy II
David A. Dorn; Andrew D. Holland, Editor(s)

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