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Advances in APDs for UV astronomy
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Paper Abstract

We report the most recent work of our group of the development of avalanche photo diodes based on (Al)GaN. The goal of this group is to achieve single photon counting. In this paper we first give the scientific motivation for making such a device in the context of UV astronomy and then describe current work and plans for future development. The development includes improving the sensitivity to be able to carry out single photon detection and the fabrication of arrays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6686, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XV, 668605 (13 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.739919
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Melville P. Ulmer, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Ryan M. McClintock, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Jose L. Pau, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Manijeh Razeghi, Northwestern Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6686:
UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XV
Oswald H.W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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