26 July 2016 AO WFS detector developments at ESO to prepare for the E-ELT
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ESO has a very active on-going AO WFS detector development program to not only meet the needs of the current crop of instruments for the VLT, but also has been actively involved in gathering requirements, planning, and developing detectors and controllers/cameras for the instruments in design and being proposed for the E-ELT.

This paper provides an overall summary of the AO WFS Detector requirements of the E-ELT instruments currently in design and telescope focal units. This is followed by a description of the many interesting detector, controller, and camera developments underway at ESO to meet these needs; a) the rationale behind and plan to upgrade the 240x240 pixels, 2000fps, “zero noise”, L3Vision CCD220 sensor based AONGC camera; b) status of the LGSD/NGSD High QE, 3e- RoN, fast 700fps, 1760x1680 pixels, Visible CMOS Imager and camera development; c) status of and development plans for the Selex SAPHIRA NIR eAPD and controller.

Most of the instruments and detector/camera developments are described in more detail in other papers at this conference.
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Mark Downing, Mark Downing, Mark Casali, Mark Casali, Gert Finger, Gert Finger, Steffan Lewis, Steffan Lewis, Enrico Marchetti, Enrico Marchetti, Leander Mehrgan, Leander Mehrgan, Suzanne Ramsay, Suzanne Ramsay, Javier Reyes, Javier Reyes, "AO WFS detector developments at ESO to prepare for the E-ELT", Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 990914 (26 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232504; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232504


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