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256 x 256 element InSb multiplexed focal plane array for ground-based astronomy
Author(s): Michael A. Blessinger; G. W. Apgar; Jeffrey D. Biggs; Marie L. Louderback; Curtiss A. Niblack
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Paper Abstract

A 256 X 256 element InSb (indium antimonide) focal plane array has been specifically developed for use in ground-based astronomy. The array is an indium bump hybrid of a high- quality InSb detector array fabricated with an improved process, mated to a new, specially- designed low-background multiplexer. The performance parameters have been tuned to best reflect the requirements of ground based astronomy. The circuit is a direct readout detector integrator. It has a well size typically around 1,000,000 electrons, a readout rate of about 400 kHz, and has an expected noise level of about 200 electrons.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1946, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation, (20 October 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.158728
Show Author Affiliations
Michael A. Blessinger, Cincinnati Electronics Corp. (United States)
G. W. Apgar, Cincinnati Electronics Corp. (United States)
Jeffrey D. Biggs, Cincinnati Electronics Corp. (United States)
Marie L. Louderback, Cincinnati Electronics Corp. (United States)
Curtiss A. Niblack, Cincinnati Electronics Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1946:
Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation
Albert M. Fowler, Editor(s)

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