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Investigating reciprocity failure in 1.7-micron cut-off HgCdTe detectors
Author(s): M. Schubnell; T. Biesiadzinski; W. Lorenzon; R. Newman; G. Tarlé
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Paper Abstract

Flux dependent non-linearity (reciprocity failure) in HgCdTe NIR detectors with 1.7 μm cut-off was investigated. A dedicated test station was designed and built to measure reciprocity failure over the full dynamic range of near infrared detectors. For flux levels between 1 and 100,000 photons/sec a limiting sensitivity to reciprocity failure of 0.3 %/decade was achieved. First measurements on several engineering grade 1.7 μm cut-off HgCdTe detectors show a wide range of reciprocity failure, from less than 0.5 %/decade to about 10%/decade. For at least two of the tested detectors, significant spatial variation in the effect was observed. No indication for wavelength dependency was found. The origin of reciprocity failure is currently not well understood. In this paper we present details of our experimental set-up and show the results of measurements for several detectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 July 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7742, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy IV, 77421N (16 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857459
Show Author Affiliations
M. Schubnell, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
T. Biesiadzinski, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
W. Lorenzon, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
R. Newman, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
G. Tarlé, Univ. of Michigan (United States)

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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