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Characterization of DECam focal plane detectors
Author(s): H. Thomas Diehl; Robert Angstadt; Julia Campa; Herman Cease; Greg Derylo; John H. Emes; Juan Estrada; Donna Kubik; Brenna L. Flaugher; Steve E. Holland; Michelle Jonas; William F. Kolbe; John Krider; S. Kuhlmann; Kevin Kuk; Marino Maiorino; Nick Palaio; Andres Plazas; Natalie A. Roe; Vic Scarpine; Ken Schultz; Terri Shaw; Hal Spinka; Walter Stuermer
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Paper Abstract

DECam is a 520 Mpix, 3 square-deg FOV imager being built for the Blanco 4m Telescope at CTIO. This facility instrument will be used for the "Dark Energy Survey" of the southern galactic cap. DECam has chosen 250 μm thick CCDs, developed at LBNL, with good QE in the near IR for the focal plane. In this work we present the characterization of these detectors done by the DES team, and compare it to the DECam technical requirements. The results demonstrate that the detectors satisfy the needs for instrument.

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Date Published: 22 July 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7021, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III, 702107 (22 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790053
Show Author Affiliations
H. Thomas Diehl, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Robert Angstadt, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Julia Campa, Ctr. de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Spain)
Herman Cease, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Greg Derylo, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
John H. Emes, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Juan Estrada, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Donna Kubik, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Brenna L. Flaugher, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Steve E. Holland, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Michelle Jonas, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
William F. Kolbe, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
John Krider, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
S. Kuhlmann, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Kevin Kuk, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Marino Maiorino, Ctr. de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Spain)
Nick Palaio, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Andres Plazas, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Natalie A. Roe, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Vic Scarpine, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Ken Schultz, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Terri Shaw, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)
Hal Spinka, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Walter Stuermer, Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7021:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III
David A. Dorn; Andrew D. Holland, Editor(s)

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