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High efficiency CCD detectors at UV wavelengths

Hamden, Erika T. and Jewell, April D. and Gordon, Samuel and Hennessy, John and Hoenk, Michael E. and Nikzad, Shouleh and Schiminovich, David and Martin, D. Christopher (2014) High efficiency CCD detectors at UV wavelengths. In: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation - Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray. Proceedings of SPIE. No.9144. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, Art. No. 91442X. ISBN 978-0-8194-9612-6.

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The Faint Intergalactic Redshifted Emission Balloon (FIREBall) is a NASA/CNES balloon-borne ultraviolet multi-object spectrograph designed to observe the diffuse gas around galaxies (the circumgalactic medium) via line emission redshifted to ~ 205 nm. FIREBall uses a ultraviolet-optimized delta doped e2v CCD201 with a custom designed high efficiency five layer anti-re ection coating. This combination achieves very high quantum efficiency (QE) and photon-counting capability, a first for a CCD detector in this wavelength range. We also present new work on red blocking mirror coatings to reduce red leak.

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Additional Information:© 2014 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The research was carried out in part at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with NASA. This work was partially supported by KISS, the W. M. Keck Institute for Space Studies, and by NASA Headquarters under the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship Program, NASA Grant NNX11AO07H, and NASA Grant NNX12AF29G. This research was supported in part through an appointment to the NASA Postdoctoral Program at the Jet Propulsion Lab, administered by Oak Ridge Associated Universities through a contract with NASA.
Group:Keck Institute for Space Studies, Space Astrophysics Laboratory
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Subject Keywords:Thin Films, Red Blocking, Anti-Reflection Coatings, Ultraviolet, delta doping
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Issue or Number:9144
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Official Citation:Erika T. Hamden ; April D. Jewell ; Samuel Gordon ; John Hennessy ; Michael E. Hoenk, et al. "High efficiency CCD detectors at UV wavelengths", Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91442X (July 24, 2014); doi:10.1117/12.2056204
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