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6 July 2018 Preliminary characterization results of a large format 4k × 4k EMCCD
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Scientific EMCCD cameras have demonstrated excellent imaging performance under extreme low light conditions. Photon counting capability combined with a very low dark current offered by the CCD technology have made EMCCDs the detector of choice for high-performance applications such as time resolved spectroscopy and low light imaging. However, future astronomical instrumentation requires high spatial resolution while commercially available EMCCD devices are limited by a relatively modest area format of (1kx1k). To address this requirement, the Universitė de Montrėal and Teledyne-e2v have jointly developed a 4kx4k EMCCD, the CCD282. This paper presents the results of cryogenic characterization of the CCD282 operated with Nüvü Camēras’ CCD Controller for Counting Photons version 3. The advantages of a novel large format EMCCD over existing technology for high resolution spectroscopy are discussed.
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Olivier Daigle, Jérémy Turcotte, Étienne Artigau, and René Doyon "Preliminary characterization results of a large format 4k × 4k EMCCD", Proc. SPIE 10709, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VIII, 107090A (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312709; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2312709
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