27 July 2016 New progress in electron-injection detectors for NIR imagers with low noise and high frame rates
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This article reports the progress on the development of a novel detector with the promise of addressing the needs of extreme AO (ExAO) in the near-IR band (NIR), 0.9-1.7 μm. The camera is based on the electron injection mechanism which resembles how the human eye processes light. The camera design allows high sensitivity operation at TEC reachable temperatures for ExAO at 1-4 kHz frame rates, and at the same time the concept produces sufficient gain to overcome the read noise of the device. Here we present the overall design, test results on Gen-1 (outdated but operable) camera, along with early results of our next generation of detectors.
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Mohsen Rezaei, Mohsen Rezaei, Min-Su Park, Min-Su Park, Skylar Wheaton, Skylar Wheaton, Chee Leong Tan, Chee Leong Tan, Vala Fathipour, Vala Fathipour, Olivier Guyon, Olivier Guyon, Melville P. Ulmer, Melville P. Ulmer, Hooman Mohseni, Hooman Mohseni, } "New progress in electron-injection detectors for NIR imagers with low noise and high frame rates", Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 99150P (27 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233657; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233657
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