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Infrared detectors for ground-based and space-based astronomy applications
Author(s): Peter J. Love; Ken J. Ando; James D. Garnett; Nancy A. Lum; Joseph P. Rosbeck; Michael S. Smith; K. P. Sparkman
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Paper Abstract

This paper will review the state-of-the-art IR detectors at the Raytheon IR Center of Excellence for both grou8nd-based and space-based astronomy applications. Performance data will be presented on 0.5 to 5.0 micron Indium Antimonide (InSb) arrays and 0.9 to 5.0 micron Mercury Cadmium Telluride arrays. In addition, performance data on 2 to 28 micron Arsenic-doped Silicon impurity band conductor arrays will be presented. These very high performance detector array offer another important window into the universe for ground- and space-based astronomical work. Data will include performance data on InSb and Si:As IBC arrays for the IR array camera instrument on NASA's Space IR Telescope Facility and the IRC instrument on the ISAS ASTRO-F IR Imaging Survey (IRIS) mission. Data obtained with the HgCdTe arrays developed for the Visible and IR Thermal Imaging Spectrometer H and M instruments for the ESA ROSETTA mission will also be presented. Readouts for both ground-based and space-based astronomy applications will be highlighted, including the first prototype multiplexer and 4 K X 4 K Focal Plane Array for the next generation space telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2000
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4008, Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395462
Show Author Affiliations
Peter J. Love, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Ken J. Ando, Raytheon Co. (United States)
James D. Garnett, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Nancy A. Lum, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Joseph P. Rosbeck, Raytheon Co. (United States)
Michael S. Smith, Raytheon Co. (United States)
K. P. Sparkman, Raytheon Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4008:
Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors
Masanori Iye; Alan F. M. Moorwood, Editor(s)

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