Translator Disclaimer
6 June 1995 InSb arrays for SIRTF
Author Affiliations +
SIRTF, and other infrared space astronomy projects, require detector arrays with extremely high sensitivity. It is a goal of SIRTF to achieve background limited performance at all wavelengths. Especially critical is the spectral region around 3 micrometers , where the zodiacal dust emission and scattering reaches a minimum, and where there are no other natural background sources, and where a cooled space telescope provides negligible background. This is a spectral region where many of the most interesting astrophysical sources can best be studied. The IRAC (infrared array camera) SIRTF experiment requires short wavelength detector arrays (2 - 5 micrometers ) that achieve background limited operation.
© (1995) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Judith L. Pipher, William J. Forrest, and Jian Wu "InSb arrays for SIRTF", Proc. SPIE 2475, Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy, (6 June 1995);

Back to Top