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RVS large format arrays for astronomy
Author(s): Barry Starr; Lynn Mears; Chad Fulk; Jonathan Getty; Eric Beuville; Raymond Boe; Christopher Tracy; Elizabeth Corrales; Sean Kilcoyne; John Vampola; John Drab; Richard Peralta; Christy Doyle
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Paper Abstract

Raytheon Vision Systems (RVS) has a long history of providing state of the art infrared sensor chip assemblies (SCAs) for the astronomical community. This paper will provide an update of RVS capabilities for the community not only for the infrared wavelengths but also in the visible wavelengths as well. Large format infrared detector arrays are now available that meet the demanding requirements of the low background scientific community across the wavelength spectrum. These detector arrays have formats from 1k x 1k to as large as 8k x 8k with pixel sizes ranging from 8 to 27 μm. Focal plane arrays have been demonstrated with a variety of detector materials: SiPiN, HgCdTe, InSb, and Si:As IBC. All of these detector materials have demonstrated low noise and dark current, high quantum efficiency, and excellent uniformity. All can meet the high performance requirements for low-background within the limits of their respective spectral and operating temperature ranges.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2016
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 99152X (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233033
Show Author Affiliations
Barry Starr, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Lynn Mears, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Chad Fulk, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Jonathan Getty, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Eric Beuville, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Raymond Boe, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Christopher Tracy, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Elizabeth Corrales, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Sean Kilcoyne, Raytheon Co. (United States)
John Vampola, Raytheon Co. (United States)
John Drab, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Richard Peralta, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Christy Doyle, Raytheon Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9915:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII
Andrew D. Holland; James Beletic, Editor(s)

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