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Improving the red wavelength sensitivity of CCDs
Author(s): Paul R. Jorden; Mark Downing; Andrew Harris; Andrew Kelt; Pritesh Mistry; Pash Patel
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Paper Abstract

The demand for higher red wavelength sensitivity is being met by various technological developments of modern CCDs. We discuss techniques for achieving higher red wavelength sensitivity by using thicker silicon to make backthinned CCDs, which combines with very low read noise for enhanced sensitivity. Thicker devices requires higher resistivity material including bulk (non epitaxial) silicon. An extended wavelength range also places more demand on the antireflection coatings which benefit from corresponding optimisation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 July 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7742, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy IV, 77420J (2 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.862435
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Paul R. Jorden, e2v technologies plc (United Kingdom)
Mark Downing, European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (Germany)
Andrew Harris, e2v technologies plc (United Kingdom)
Andrew Kelt, e2v technologies plc (United Kingdom)
Pritesh Mistry, e2v technologies plc (United Kingdom)
Pash Patel, e2v technologies plc (United Kingdom)


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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