15 June 2006 FlyEyes: integrating CCID-35 into PUEO AO system at CFHT
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A project to upgrade PUEO, the CFHT AO system, was first proposed in 2002. As part of the upgrade effort, a technology project was conceived to evaluate and characterize the backside-illuminated CCID-35 detector as suitable a replacement for the array of avalanche photo diode modules (APDs) in the curvature wavefront sensor. The CCID-35 was envisioned to replace an array of expensive APDs thus providing a cost-effective means of upgrading PUEO to a higher-order system. Work on the project, dubbed FlyEyes, occurred sporadically until Oct 2005 but substantial progress has been made since. This paper was intended to report on the performance of FlyEyes in PUEO but unfortunately the instrument was not ready for tests at the time of this writing. This paper summarizes the progress made on the project thus far and touches upon some of the difficulties encountered.
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Kevin K. Y. Ho, Jean-Charles Cuillandre, Chueh-Jen Lin, Tom Benedict, Olivier Lai, Jeff Ward, Derrick Salmon, Gerry Luppino, James Beletic, Reinhold Dorn, Pascal Puget, Barry Burke, Shiang-Yu Wang, "FlyEyes: integrating CCID-35 into PUEO AO system at CFHT", Proc. SPIE 6276, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy II, 62761G (15 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670089; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.670089
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