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Title: EMCCDs for space applications
Authors: Smith, DR
Walton, D
Ingley, R
Holland, AD
Cropper, M
Pool, P
Keywords: EMCCD
X-ray detector
CTE
Proton irradiation
Publication Date: 2006
Publisher: SPIE
Citation: Proceedings of SPIE, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy II, Orlando, FL, USA, 24 May 2006. vol. 6276
Abstract: This paper describes a qualification programme for Electron-Multiplication Charge Coupled Devices (EMCCDs) for use in space applications. While the presented results are generally applicable, the programme was carried out in the context of CCD development for the Radial Velocity Spectrometer (RVS) instrument on the European Space Agency's cornerstone Gaia mission. We discuss the issues of device radiation tolerance, charge transfer efficiency at low signal levels and life time effects on the electron-multiplication gain. The development of EMCCD technology to allow operation at longer wavelengths using high resistivity silicon, and the cryogenic characterisation of EMCCDs are also described.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/2724
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.671368
ISSN: 0277-786X
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