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Noise and dark performance for FIREBall-2 EMCCD delta-doped CCD detector

Hamden, Erika T. and Lingner, Nicole and Kyne, Gillian and Morrissey, Patrick and Martin, D. Christopher (2015) Noise and dark performance for FIREBall-2 EMCCD delta-doped CCD detector. In: UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIX. Proceedings of SPIE. Vol.9601. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers , Belingham, WA, Art. No. 96010O. ISBN 978-1-62841-767-8. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20160104-112557628

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Abstract

The Faint Intergalactic-medium Redshifted Emission Balloon (FIREBall-2) is an experiment designed to observe low density emission from HI, CIV, and OVI in the circum-galactic medium around low-redshift galaxies. To detect this diffuse emission, we use a high-efficiency photon-counting EMCCD as part of FIREBall-2's detector. The flight camera system includes a custom printed circuit board, a mechanical cryo-cooler, zeolite and charcoal getters, and a Nüvü controller, for fast read-out speeds and waveform shaping. Here we report on overall detector system performance, including pressure and temperature stability. We describe dark current and CIC measurements at several temperatures and substrate voltages, with the flight set-up.


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Additional Information:© 2015 SPIE. September 18, 2015. 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 NASA Grant NNX12AF29G. Dr. Hamden is supported by an NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship under award AST-1402206.
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NASA/JPL/CaltechUNSPECIFIED
W. M. Keck Institute for Space StudiesUNSPECIFIED
NASANNX12AF29G
NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral FellowshipAST-1402206
Subject Keywords:EMCCD, Photon-counting, Ultraviolet detectors, Dark current, NUVU, CGM, FIREBall
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Official Citation:Erika T. Hamden ; Nicole Lingner ; Gillian Kyne ; Patrick Morrissey ; D. Christopher Martin; Noise and dark performance for FIREBall-2 EMCCD delta-doped CCD detector. Proc. SPIE 9601, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XIX, 96010O (September 18, 2015); doi:10.1117/12.2190679.
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