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A review of UV detectors for astrophysics: past, present, and future
Author(s): M. P. Ulmer
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Paper Abstract

This is an update of previous review by Ulmer in 2005 of UV detectors and UV astrophysics. The developments have been slow to come, both observationally and in terms of instrument development. Since it is redundant to devote significant space to repeating the previous review, we concentrate on updated science drivers based on recent NASA project studies such as the Large UV Optical Space Telescope (LUVO or LST) as well as several new areas of instrument advancement. We discuss recent advances in GaN-based avalanche photodiodes, complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) and low temperature devices (LTDs, operating near 50 mK) called Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs).

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 January 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7222, Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices VI, 722210 (26 January 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.810039
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M. P. Ulmer, Northwestern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7222:
Quantum Sensing and Nanophotonic Devices VI
Manijeh Razeghi; Rengarajan Sudharsanan; Gail J. Brown, Editor(s)

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