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13 September 2005 A new large-well 1024×1024 Si:As detector for the mid-infrared
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We present a description of a new 1024×1024 Si:As array designed for ground-based use from 5 - 28 microns. With a maximum well depth of 5e6 electrons, this device brings large-format array technology to bear on ground-based mid-infrared programs, allowing entry to the megapixel realm previously only accessible to the near IR. The multiplexer design features switchable gain, a 256×256 windowing mode for extremely bright sources, and it is two-edge buttable. The device is currently in its final design phase at DRS in Cypress, CA. We anticipate completion of the foundry run in October 2005. This new array will enable wide field, high angular resolution ground-based follow up of targets found by space-based missions such as the Spitzer Space Telescope and the Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE).
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A. K. Mainzer, John Hong, M. G. Stapelbroek, Henry Hogue, Dale Molyneux, Michael E. Ressler, Ernie Atkins, John Reekstin, Mike Werner, and Erick Young "A new large-well 1024×1024 Si:As detector for the mid-infrared", Proc. SPIE 5881, Infrared and Photoelectronic Imagers and Detector Devices, 58810Y (13 September 2005);

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