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Low-Background Detector Arrays For Infrared Astronomy
Author(s): C. R. McCreight; J. A. Estrada; J. H. Goebel; M. E. McKelvey; D. D. McKibbin; R. E. McMurray; T. T. Weber; J. Farhoomand; N. N. Moss; M. L. Savage
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Paper Abstract

The status of a program which develops and characterizes integrated infrared (IR) detector array technology for space astronomical applications is described. The devices under development include intrinsic, extrinsic silicon, and extrinsic germanium detectors, coupled to silicon readout electronics. Low-background laboratory test results include measurements of responsivity, noise, dark current, temporal response, and the effects of gamma-radiation. In addition, successful astronomical imagery has been obtained on some arrays from this program. These two aspects of the development combine to demonstrate the strong potential for integrated array technology for IR space astronomy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0973, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments III, (27 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.948372
Show Author Affiliations
C. R. McCreight, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
J. A. Estrada, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
J. H. Goebel, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
M. E. McKelvey, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
D. D. McKibbin, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
R. E. McMurray, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
T. T. Weber, NASA Ames Research Center (United States)
J. Farhoomand, Sterling Federal Systems, Inc (United States)
N. N. Moss, Sterling Federal Systems, Inc (United States)
M. L. Savage, Sterling Federal Systems, Inc (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0973:
Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments III
Ramsey K. Melugin; Warren G. Pierce, Editor(s)

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