23 July 2014 Progress in development of H4RG-10 infrared focal plane arrays for WFIRST-AFTA
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We describe progress in the development and demonstration of Teledyne’s new high resolution large format FPA for astronomy, the H4RG-10 IR. The H4RG-10 is the latest in Teledyne’s H×RG line of sensors, in a 4096×4096 format using 10 micron pixels. It is offered as a hybrid sensor using either a silicon p-i-n detector array (HyViSI) or a HgCdTe photodiode array with standard infrared cutoff wavelength of 1.75μm, 2.5μm, or 5.3μm (with custom cutoff wavelengths also available). The HgCdTe sensor arrays are fully substrate removed to provide high quantum efficiency, response to visible wavelengths, and minimize cosmic ray and fringing mitigation. Packaging using either CE6 or SiC bases is available. Teledyne is currently fabricating H4RG-10 SWIR FPAs for NASA’s WFIRST space telescope instrument. Initial array performance has been tested and will be presented. Key results include the demonstration of low dark current (array mean dark current of <0.01e-/s/pixel at 100K), low noise (<10 e-/CDS read noise), and high array operability (>99% pixels). The paper discusses the sensor configuration and features, the performance achieved to date including QE, dark current, noise maps and histograms, and the remaining challenges.
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Eric C. Piquette, Eric C. Piquette, William McLevige, William McLevige, John Auyeung, John Auyeung, Andre Wong, Andre Wong, } "Progress in development of H4RG-10 infrared focal plane arrays for WFIRST-AFTA", Proc. SPIE 9154, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI, 91542H (23 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057308; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2057308
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