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9 July 2018 MIRC-X/CHARA: sensitivity improvements with an ultra-low noise SAPHIRA detector
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MIRC-X is an upgrade of the six-telescope infrared beam combiner at the CHARA telescope array, the world's largest baseline interferometer in the optical/infrared, located at the Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles. The upgraded instrument features an ultra-low noise and fast frame rate infrared camera (SAPHIRA detector) based on e-APD technology. We report the MIRC-X sensitivity upgrade work and first light results in detail focusing on the detector characteristics and software architecture.
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Narsireddy Anugu, Jean-Baptiste Le Bouquin, John D. Monnier, Stefan Kraus, Jacob Ennis, Cyprien Lanthermann, Benjamin R. Setterholm, Claire L. Davies, Theo ten Brummelaar, Mariam Haidar, Veronika Dubravec, and Scott Peters "MIRC-X/CHARA: sensitivity improvements with an ultra-low noise SAPHIRA detector", Proc. SPIE 10701, Optical and Infrared Interferometry and Imaging VI, 1070124 (9 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2313036
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