25 September 2013 Space qualified photon counting detector package
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The laser time transfer link is under construction for the European Space Agency for its application in the experiment Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space. We have developed and tested the photon counting detector optimized for operation in space for this project. In this paper are reported the main characteristics which changed after the irradiation by proton and gamma ionizing radiation. The resulting change of the detection delay with temperature is typically below 500 fs/K. The detector has been approved for application in the European Laser Timing experiment, the flight module is under manufacturing now.
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Josef Blazej, Josef Blazej, Ivan Prochazka, Ivan Prochazka, Jan Kodet, Jan Kodet, } "Space qualified photon counting detector package", Proc. SPIE 8874, Laser Communication and Propagation through the Atmosphere and Oceans II, 887411 (25 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2023721; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2023721
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