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Towards the next generation of L-APD MOVPE HgCdTe arrays: beyond the SAPHIRA 320 x 256
Author(s): Donald N. B. Hall; Ian Baker; Gert Finger
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Paper Abstract

The Leonardo (formerly Selex ES) SAPHIRA 320 X 256 @24μm pitch L-APD MOVPE HgCdTe array is now generally accepted as the sensor of choice for near infrared (NIR – 0.8 to 2.5μm) adaptive optics (AO) wavefront (WF) sensing using natural guide stars. With larger formats and improved readout integrated circuits (ROICs), this technology shows great promise for more sophisticated wavefront correction and also, potentially, lower background astronomy applications. This opens the path to larger format arrays optimized for either AO WF sensing or low background applications. We present Selex-UH initiatives in both areas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9915, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII, 99150O (29 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234370
Show Author Affiliations
Donald N. B. Hall, Univ. of Hawai'i (United States)
Ian Baker, Selex ES Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Gert Finger, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9915:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VII
Andrew D. Holland; James Beletic, Editor(s)

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