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Persistence and charge diffusion in an E2V CCD42-90 deep-depletion CCD
Author(s): Gregory A. Barrick; Jeffrey Ward; Jean-Charles Cuillandre
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Paper Abstract

The ESPaDOnS spectrograph at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope was recently upgraded to use an E2V CCD42-90 deep-depletion CCD. While changing to this device from a standard silicon CCD42-90 had many benefits such as much higher red QE and much lower fringing, it was also found that the new device exhibited persistence. After talking with E2V, a solution to the persistence was found, but this resulted in reduced resolution on the spectrograph from charge diffusion. This paper will describe the solution found to allow the detector to run with no persistence and with limited charge diffusion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8453, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V, 84531K (25 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926409
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory A. Barrick, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Jeffrey Ward, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)
Jean-Charles Cuillandre, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8453:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V
Andrew D. Holland; James W. Beletic, Editor(s)

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