31 March 1982 Development And Evaluation Of Integrated Infrared Arrays For Astronomical Applications
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The status of a technology program to evaluate existing infrared detector arrays and to develop improved ones for low-background astronomical applications is described. For applications such as the Shuttle Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), arrays that cover as much of the 1-1000 μm range as possible are of interest. Low-background test results for 2 x 64 Si:Bi charge-injection-device and 1 x 20 InSb charge-coupled-device arrays are included. As a result of our testing, we plan to develop improved, astronomy-optimized extrinsic silicon arrays in both linear and area formats. Efforts to develop accumulation-mode MOSFETs specifically for liquid helium temperatures, and cryogenic amplifier and multi-plexer circuits, are discussed.
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Craig R. McCreight, Craig R. McCreight, } "Development And Evaluation Of Integrated Infrared Arrays For Astronomical Applications", Proc. SPIE 0304, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology VII, (31 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932685; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.932685
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