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29 July 2016 Performance overview of the Euclid infrared focal plane detector subsystems
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In support of the European space agency (ESA) Euclid mission, NASA is responsible for the evaluation of the H2RG mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) detectors and electronics assemblies fabricated by Teledyne imaging systems. The detector evaluation is performed in the detector characterization laboratory (DCL) at the NASA Goddard space flight center (GSFC) in close collaboration with engineers and scientists from the jet propulsion laboratory (JPL) and the Euclid project. The Euclid near infrared spectrometer and imaging photometer (NISP) will perform large area optical and spectroscopic sky surveys in the 0.9-2.02 μm infrared (IR) region. The NISP instrument will contain sixteen detector arrays each coupled to a Teledyne SIDECAR application specific integrated circuit (ASIC). The focal plane will operate at 100K and the SIDECAR ASIC will be in close proximity operating at a slightly higher temperature of 137K. This paper will describe the test configuration, performance tests and results of the latest engineering run, also known as pilot run 3 (PR3), consisting of four H2RG detectors operating simultaneously. Performance data will be presented on; noise, spectral quantum efficiency, dark current, persistence, pixel yield, pixel to pixel uniformity, linearity, inter pixel crosstalk, full well and dynamic range, power dissipation, thermal response and unit cell input sensitivity.
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A. Waczynski, R. Barbier, S. Cagiano, J. Chen, S. Cheung, H. Cho, A. Cillis, J-C. Clémens, O. Dawson, G. Delo, M. Farris, A. Feizi, R. Foltz, M. Hickey, W. Holmes, T. Hwang, U. Israelsson, M. Jhabvala, D. Kahle, Em. Kan, Er. Kan, M. Loose, G. Lotkin, L. Miko, L. Nguyen, E. Piquette, T. Powers, S. Pravdo, A. Runkle, M. Seiffert, P. Strada, C. Tucker, K. Turck, F. Wang, C. Weber, and J. Williams "Performance overview of the Euclid infrared focal plane detector subsystems", Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 991511 (29 July 2016);


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