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Characterization of deep-depletion Hamamatsu CCDs for the Gemini multi-object spectrograph
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Paper Abstract

We have performed some initial characterization of back-illuminated deep-depletion CCDs from Hamamatsu Photonics. Three of these 2048×4096, three-side buttable devices will replace the current CCDs in the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph to improve the performance of the instrument in the red and near-infrared wavelengths. We describe our testing campaign and report on the results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7742, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy IV, 77420L (21 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857655
Show Author Affiliations
Tim Hardy, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Richard Murowinski, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Murray Fletcher, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Darren Erickson, Lab. for Atmospheric and Space Physics (Canada)
Andre Anthony, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Kei Szeto, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Jennifer Dunn, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Greg Burley, Burley Scientific (United States)
Kevin Hanna, Gemini Observatory (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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