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Characteristics of large Ford and Reticon CCDs
Author(s): Lloyd B. Robinson; William E. Brown; David Kirk Gilmore; Richard J. Stover; Wei Mao; John C. Geary
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Paper Abstract

Results of charge transfer efficiency and dark current tests for large Reticon and Ford CCDs are given, as well as a description of some experiments to improve the UV quantum efficiency, using a biased flash-gate for thinned CCDs and phosphor overlay for front-illuminated CCDs. The results indicate that large affordable CCDs suitable for astronomical work are now in reach, with excellent charge-handling characteristics, low dark current and readout noise and high quantum efficiency over the 300 nm to 1000 nm wavelength range. With buttable CCDs, whose production is planned for the future, even larger arrays of CCDs will be possible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1235, Instrumentation in Astronomy VII, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19096
Show Author Affiliations
Lloyd B. Robinson, Lick Observatory/Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
William E. Brown, Lick Observatory/Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
David Kirk Gilmore, Lick Observatory/Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (United States)
Richard J. Stover, Lick Observatory/Univ. of California at Santa Cruz (United States)
Wei Mao, Lick Observatory/Univ. of California, Santa Cruz (China)
John C. Geary, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1235:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VII
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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