23 July 2014 Development of a 4k×4k frame transfer electron multiplying CCD for scientific applications
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The CCD282 is a large low-light level (L3 - Electron multiplying CCD) imaging sensor developed by e2v technologies for the University of Montreal. The intended use is for photon counting and very low light level imaging. The device will be used on the 3DNTT instrument which is a scanning Fabry-Perot interferometer. There is also the intention to place a device on a 10m class telescope for scanning Fabry-Perot application. This sensor is the largest electron multiplying CCD device produced to date with a 4k×4k backside illuminated frame transfer architecture. The sensor uses 8 parallel EM (Electron Multiplying) amplified outputs to maximize throughput. This paper present the first results and performance measurements of this device, and especially of the clock induced charge (CIC) which is one order of magnitude lower than previous devices thanks to a specific design optimized for photon counting operation.
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Jean-Luc Gach, Jean-Luc Gach, Claude Carignan, Claude Carignan, Olivier Hernandez, Olivier Hernandez, Paul R. Jorden, Paul R. Jorden, Douglas Jordan, Douglas Jordan, Philippe Balard, Philippe Balard, Philippe Vallée, Philippe Vallée, Philippe Amram, Philippe Amram, Michel Marcelin, Michel Marcelin, Benoit Epinat, Benoit Epinat, } "Development of a 4k×4k frame transfer electron multiplying CCD for scientific applications", Proc. SPIE 9154, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI, 91540A (23 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057021; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2057021


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