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EMCCDs for space applications

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Smith, DR; Walton, DM; Ingley, R; Holland, AD; Cropper, M; Pool, P
Published in: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
October 17, 2006

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.

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Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

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0277-786X

Publication Date

October 17, 2006

Volume

6276

Related Subject Headings

  • 5102 Atomic, molecular and optical physics
  • 4009 Electronics, sensors and digital hardware
  • 4006 Communications engineering
 

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Smith, D. R., Walton, D. M., Ingley, R., Holland, A. D., Cropper, M., & Pool, P. (2006). EMCCDs for space applications. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 6276). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.671368
Smith, D. R., D. M. Walton, R. Ingley, A. D. Holland, M. Cropper, and P. Pool. “EMCCDs for space applications.” In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 6276, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.671368.
Smith DR, Walton DM, Ingley R, Holland AD, Cropper M, Pool P. EMCCDs for space applications. In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2006.
Smith, D. R., et al. “EMCCDs for space applications.” Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 6276, 2006. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.671368.
Smith DR, Walton DM, Ingley R, Holland AD, Cropper M, Pool P. EMCCDs for space applications. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2006.

Published In

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

DOI

ISSN

0277-786X

Publication Date

October 17, 2006

Volume

6276

Related Subject Headings

  • 5102 Atomic, molecular and optical physics
  • 4009 Electronics, sensors and digital hardware
  • 4006 Communications engineering