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A compact high-speed pnCCD camera for optical and x-ray applications
Author(s): Sebastian Ihle; Ivan Ordavo; Alois Bechteler; Robert Hartmann; Peter Holl; Andreas Liebel; Norbert Meidinger; Heike Soltau; Lothar Strüder; Udo Weber
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Paper Abstract

We developed a camera with a 264 × 264 pixel pnCCD of 48 μm size (thickness 450 μm) for X-ray and optical applications. It has a high quantum efficiency and can be operated up to 400 / 1000 Hz (noise≈ 2:5 ē ENC / ≈4:0 ē ENC). High-speed astronomical observations can be performed with low light levels. Results of test measurements will be presented. The camera is well suitable for ground based preparation measurements for future X-ray missions. For X-ray single photons, the spatial position can be determined with significant sub-pixel resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8453, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V, 84531A (25 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926997
Show Author Affiliations
Sebastian Ihle, PNSensor GmbH (Germany)
Ivan Ordavo, PNSensor GmbH (Germany)
PNDetector GmbH (Germany)
Alois Bechteler, PNSensor GmbH (Germany)
Robert Hartmann, PNSensor GmbH (Germany)
Peter Holl, PNSensor GmbH (Germany)
Andreas Liebel, PNSensor GmbH (Germany)
Norbert Meidinger, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Heike Soltau, PNSensor GmbH (Germany)
Lothar Strüder, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Udo Weber, PNDetector GmbH (Germany)


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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