20 June 2000 16 x 25 Ge:Ga detector arrays for FIFI LS
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We are developing 2D 16 X 25 pixel detector arrays of both unstressed and stressed Ge:Ga photoconductive detectors for far-infrared astronomy from SOFIA. The arrays, based on earlier 5 X 5 detector arrays used on the KAO, will be for our new instrument, the Far Infrared Field Imaging Line Spectrometer (FIFI LS). The unstressed Ge:Ga detector array will cover the wavelength range from 40 to 120 micrometers , and the stressed Ge:Ga detector array from 120 to 210 micrometers . The detector arrays will be operated with multiplexed integrating amplifiers with cryogenic readout electronics located close to the detector arrays. The design of the stressed detector array and results of current measurements on several prototype 16 pixel linear arrays will be reported. They demonstrate the feasibility of the current concept.
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Dirk Rosenthal, Dirk Rosenthal, Jeffrey W. Beeman, Jeffrey W. Beeman, Norbert Geis, Norbert Geis, Leslie W. Looney, Leslie W. Looney, Albrecht Poglitsch, Albrecht Poglitsch, Won Kee Park, Won Kee Park, Walfried Raab, Walfried Raab, Alexander Urban, Alexander Urban, } "16 x 25 Ge:Ga detector arrays for FIFI LS", Proc. SPIE 4014, Airborne Telescope Systems, (20 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389096; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.389096
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