25 September 2012 A compact high-speed pnCCD camera for optical and x-ray applications
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We developed a camera with a 264 × 264 pixel pnCCD of 48 μm size (thickness 450 μm) for X-ray and optical applications. It has a high quantum efficiency and can be operated up to 400 / 1000 Hz (noise≈ 2:5 ē ENC / ≈4:0 ē ENC). High-speed astronomical observations can be performed with low light levels. Results of test measurements will be presented. The camera is well suitable for ground based preparation measurements for future X-ray missions. For X-ray single photons, the spatial position can be determined with significant sub-pixel resolution.
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Sebastian Ihle, Sebastian Ihle, Ivan Ordavo, Ivan Ordavo, Alois Bechteler, Alois Bechteler, Robert Hartmann, Robert Hartmann, Peter Holl, Peter Holl, Andreas Liebel, Andreas Liebel, Norbert Meidinger, Norbert Meidinger, Heike Soltau, Heike Soltau, Lothar Strüder, Lothar Strüder, Udo Weber, Udo Weber, "A compact high-speed pnCCD camera for optical and x-ray applications", Proc. SPIE 8453, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V, 84531A (25 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926997; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926997
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