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Array detectors in astronomy
Author(s): Michael P. Lesser
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Paper Abstract

Charge-coupled devices (CCDs) have become extremely important detectors for the entire astronomical community. We discuss their properties in relation to astronomical imaging and spectroscopy. We also consider some of the improvements we hope to see to further their use in astronomy and other scientific fields. These include larger area detectors and mosaics of detectors with flat and stable packaging, antireflection coatings on back illuminated devices, and extremely low read noise for spectroscopic applications. We discuss some of our research into these areas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1439, International Conference on Scientific Optical Imaging, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50459
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Michael P. Lesser, Steward Observatory/Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1439:
International Conference on Scientific Optical Imaging
M. Bonner Denton, Editor(s)

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