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Scientific Detectors for Astronomy : The Beginning of a New Era - Paola Amico

Scientific Detectors for Astronomy

The Beginning of a New Era

By: Paola Amico (Editor), Jenna E. Beletic (Editor), James W. Beletic (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th February 2004
ISBN: 9781402017889
Number Of Pages: 630

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These proceedings are from the fifth workshop of a series that concentrated on optical CCDs for the first four installments. At this workshop, for the first time, our "bandpass" was broadened to include infrared detectors. Every leading manufacturer, all major astronomical observatories and the experts in the field gathered on the Big Island of Hawaii for a week long workshop dedicated to scientific detectors for astronomy. This book captures the spirit of a unique event that was both an intensive exchange of technical information and a very friendly gathering of a cooperative community. The state-of-the-art papers include the latest technologies from detector manufacturers, observatory plans, instrumentation applications, electronics, extremely large focal planes, testing techniques and space missions. These proceedings will enable the reader to learn about the highest quality detectors that are used in astronomy to sense light from the ultraviolet (300 nm) to the far infrared (20 m). The book is written and edited so as to be appropriate for a range of expertise levels, from undergraduates to professionals working in the field. The information presented in this book has lasting value and will serve as a reference for many years to come. This workshop was sponsored by the Subaru, Gemini, CFH and Keck observatories.

List of Participants
The Nerd Gallery
Maps and Master Plan
A Golden Era for Astronomy - The Advent of CCDs and Infrared Arraysp. 1
Overview of Astronomy Arrays at Raytheon Infrared Operations (RIO)p. 11
A New Photon Counting Detector: Intensified CMOS-APSp. 21
Preliminary test measurements of the SPAD arrayp. 29
Preliminary Characterization of Two High-Speed, Back-Illuminated CCD Image Sensorsp. 33
Broadband (200-1000 nm) Back-Illuminated CCD Imagersp. 41
Orion: A 1-5 Micron Focal Plane for the 21[superscript st] Centuryp. 51
Performance of 5 Micron, Molecular Beam Epitaxy HgCdTe Sensor Chip Assemblies (SCAs) for the NGST Mission and Ground-based Astronomyp. 59
Cosmic rays and other nonsense in astronomical CCD imagesp. 81
An Overview of CCD Development at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratoryp. 95
Scientific CMOS Pixelsp. 103
Secrets of E2V Technologies CCDS (ex Marconi CCDs)p. 115
Progress in Ultra-low Noise Hybrid and Monolithic FPAs for Visible and Infraredp. 123
A Marconi CCD42-40 with Anti-Blooming - Experiences with the OSIRIS CCDs for the ROSETTA Missionp. 131
Very Large Format Back Illuminated CCDsp. 137
Compound Semiconductor Detectors, Development activities at ESAp. 145
Optical Photon-Counting STJ Activities at ESAp. 149
Silicon-on-Insulator-Based Single-Chip Image Sensors - Low-Voltage Scientific Imagingp. 155
Large Format and Scientific Detectors at Fairchild Imagingp. 163
HgCdTe Detectors for the Hubble space telescope wide field camera 3 IR Channelp. 175
CMOS Active Pixel Sensor developments at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratoryp. 183
ESO's Optical detector systems in the VLT operations erap. 197
The Detector Systems of the Keck Observatory - UV to 25 micronsp. 205
IR Detector Developments at ESOp. 219
Controller Developments - at the Anglo-Australian Observatoryp. 225
Detector Work at the UKATC - The optical to the sub-millimetrep. 231
CCD camera systems for the GTCp. 239
Detectors at CTIO: Present Status and Future Plansp. 247
Strange Happenings in the Dungeons - A new detector group at Caltechp. 255
NOAO Observatory plansp. 261
MONSOON Image Acquisition Systemp. 269
Improved CCD Detectors for High Speed, Charge Exchange Spectroscopy Studies on the D III-D Tokamakp. 279
CCD wavefront sensing system for the ESO Multi-Conjugate Adaptive Optics Demonstrator (MAD)p. 283
CFHT's SkyProbe: true atmospheric attenuation measurement in the telescope fieldp. 287
CFHT's FlyEyes: assessing on-sky performance of the new MIT/LL CCID35 CCD curvature wavefront sensorp. 299
Ultra-clean CCD Cryostats - CCD contamination can be kept under controlp. 305
The Impact of Astronomy Technologies on Chemical Analysisp. 311
A CCd based curvature wavefront sensor for adaptive optics in astronomyp. 319
Performance and results of the NAOS visible wavefront sensorp. 325
Fabry Perot Observations using a new GaAs Photon Counting Systemp. 335
Near IR fringe tracking for VLTI: the FINITO detection systemp. 341
OSIRIS Detectors - First tests and Control Systemp. 345
The Optimized Cryostat for the LBC Camerap. 349
The OmegaCam Shutter - A low acceleration, impact-free device for large CCD mosaicsp. 367
Ultra-deep Optical Spectroscopy with PMAS - using the Nod-and-Shuffle Techniquep. 371
The Tololo All Sky Camera - TASCAp. 379
The Orthogonal Parallel Imaging Transfer Camerap. 385
Giga-pixels and Sky Surveysp. 395
The Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field Camera 3 Instrument Charge-Coupled Device Detectors - CTE Performance and Mitigationp. 403
Camera and detector development in the Space Science and Technology Department of the Rutherford Appleton Laboratoryp. 407
Compact CCD Camerap. 413
The design and testing of a cryogenic pre-amplifier for the Rockwell Hawaii and Hawaii II Detector Arraysp. 419
The new generation CCd controller: first resultsp. 423
ISPI's software- an infrared application of the ArcVIEW systemp. 427
Compact CCD guider camera for Magellanp. 431
Readout techniques for drift and low frequency noise rejection in infrared arraysp. 435
AzCam: A Windows-based CCD/CMOS/Client/Server Data Acquisition Systemp. 445
Upgrade of ESO's FIERA CCD Controller and PULPO subsystemp. 449
An Optimized Data Acquisition System Without Reset Anomaly for the HAWAII and HAWAII-2 Arraysp. 453
GTC Acquisition Cameras and Wavefront Sensorsp. 459
A New CCD Controller at UCO/Lick Observatoryp. 463
The Use of ASIC Technology in the Development of Compact, Low-Power CCD Camerasp. 467
Characterization of the Si:As Blocked Impurity Band (BIB) Detector in Keck's Long Wavelength Spectrometer, LWSp. 481
Characterizing the CCDs of the OmegaCam wide-angle camerap. 485
EMIR Hawaii-2 Detector test benchp. 489
EMIR Hawaii-2 first test resultsp. 493
Test results with 2Kx2K MCT arraysp. 497
The HAWAII-2 2048x2048 HgCdTe Detector Arraysp. 501
How Accurate Are QE Measurements?p. 511
The Electronic Controller of the 40 CCDs Megacam Mosaicp. 517
Design of the CRIRES 512 x 4096 pixel Aladdin InSb focal plane array detector mosaicp. 523
Performance of HAWAII-2 FPA for SUBARU Multi-Object Near-Infrared Camera and Spectrographp. 529
Wide Field Focal Plane Arrays for UKIRT and VISTAp. 535
Fully Buttable Imagersp. 539
Mosaic Focal Plane Developmentp. 547
In flight Performance of the Advanced Camera for Surveys Detectorsp. 555
On the Implementation and Calibrations of the Focal Plane for GAIAp. 565
Behaviour of a Raytheon IRFPA (438x270) under high energy protonsp. 573
Radiation damage effects in XMM-Newton Epic MOS CCDsp. 577
95 Million Pixel Focal Plane for Use On The Kepler Discovery Missionp. 581
L3CCDs: Fast Photon Counting for Optical Interferometry - Statistics of Photon Countingp. 593
L3CCDs: Low Readout Noise CCDs in Astronomy - Lucky Exposure Techniquep. 599
Zero noise CCD - a new readout techniquep. 603
First results of an L3CCD in photon counting modep. 611
Glossary of Acronymsp. 615
The Nerd Boatp. 625
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ISBN: 9781402017889
ISBN-10: 140201788X
Series: Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 630
Published: 29th February 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 2.44