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Cryogenic design of the EMCCD cameras for the Brazilian tunable filter imager
Author(s): Denis Andrade; Dani Guzman; Olivier Daigle; Keith Taylor; Claudia Mendez de Oliveira; Javier Ramirez Fernandez
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present the cryogenic design of the EMCCD (Electron Multiplication Charged Couple Device) cameras for the Brazilian Tunable Filter Imager instrument for the 4 meters SOAR telescope in Chile. The camera uses a E2V 1600 × 1600 pixels full-frame device, which is controlled by the new CCCP (CCD Controller for Counting Photons), an EMCCD controller developed by the University of Montreal. We present the design of the camera, its thermal analysis and cryogenic performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7742, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy IV, 77421W (21 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.856929
Show Author Affiliations
Denis Andrade, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Dani Guzman, AstroInventions Ltd. (Chile)
Olivier Daigle, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Keith Taylor, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Claudia Mendez de Oliveira, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Javier Ramirez Fernandez, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7742:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy IV
Andrew D. Holland; David A. Dorn, Editor(s)

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