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Recent results of the fully depleted back-illuminated CCD developed by Hamamatsu
Author(s): Yukiko Kamata; Satoshi Miyazaki; Hidehiko Nakaya; Takeshi Go Tsuru; Shin-ichiro Takagi; Hiroshi Tsunemi; Emi Miyata; Masaharu Muramatsu; Hisanori Suzuki; Kazuhisa Miyaguchi
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Paper Abstract

We have been developing fully-depleted CCDs fabricated on N-type silicon wafer in collaboration with HAMAMATSU Photonics K.K.We have made several wafer runs to optimize the basic characteristics of the devices such as the charge transfer efficiency (CTE), the full-well capacity and the amplifier gain, followed by the optimization of the backside treatment to improve quantum efficiency (QE) in blue wavelengths. The optimization process is successfully completed, and Hamamatsu recently started to deliver the 2k × 4k (15 μm pixel) four-side buttable devices for acceptance evaluation at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. Based on the measured QE in the X-ray, the depletion depth reaches 200 μm with CTE as good as >0.999995 for serial and parallel directions and with readout noise of < 5 e- for 130 kHz readout. The size of charge diffusion is estimated to be < 7.5 μm (one sigma) for pinhole image at wavelength of 450 nm. The device flatness is < 15-20 μm, and the dark current is a few e-/hour/pixel at -100°C and ~ 20 e-/hour/pixel at -80°C.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6276, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy II, 62761U (27 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.672628
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Yukiko Kamata, National Astronomical Observatory (Japan)
Satoshi Miyazaki, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Hidehiko Nakaya, Subaru Telescope, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (United States)
Takeshi Go Tsuru, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Shin-ichiro Takagi, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)
Hiroshi Tsunemi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Emi Miyata, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Masaharu Muramatsu, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)
Hisanori Suzuki, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)
Kazuhisa Miyaguchi, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)


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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