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1 January 1981 Evaluation Of The RCA 512X320 Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Imagers For Astronomical Use
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Because the astronomical performance capabilities of solid state imaging devices are generally beyond the manufacturer's testing interest, Kitt Peak National Observatory has undertaken a program to do this testing. This paper deals with the evaluation of the RCA 512 x 320 bulk (buried) channel CCD (SID 53601) and, to a more limited extent, the thinned version of the same device (SID 53612). The emphasis of the evaluation involved optimization of performance and performance parameters such as noise, linearity, quantum efficiency, and cosmic ray response. The results indicate that the devices can be useful in many astronomical applications, especially those requiring good blue response, but noise and low level transfer efficiency may limit its use in some spectroscopic uses.
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A. Fowler, P. Waddell, and L. Mortara "Evaluation Of The RCA 512X320 Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Imagers For Astronomical Use", Proc. SPIE 0290, Solid-State Imagers for Astronomy, (1 January 1981);

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