21 July 2010 Characterization of deep-depletion Hamamatsu CCDs for the Gemini multi-object spectrograph
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We have performed some initial characterization of back-illuminated deep-depletion CCDs from Hamamatsu Photonics. Three of these 2048×4096, three-side buttable devices will replace the current CCDs in the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph to improve the performance of the instrument in the red and near-infrared wavelengths. We describe our testing campaign and report on the results.
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Tim Hardy, Richard Murowinski, Murray Fletcher, Darren Erickson, Andre Anthony, Kei Szeto, Jennifer Dunn, Greg Burley, Kevin Hanna, "Characterization of deep-depletion Hamamatsu CCDs for the Gemini multi-object spectrograph", Proc. SPIE 7742, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy IV, 77420L (21 July 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.857655; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857655

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