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22 July 2008 Teledyne Imaging Sensors: infrared imaging technologies for astronomy and civil space
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Teledyne Imaging Sensors develops and produces high performance infrared sensors, electronics and packaging for astronomy and civil space. These IR sensors are hybrid CMOS arrays, with HgCdTe used for light detection and a silicon integrated circuit for signal readout. Teledyne manufactures IR sensors in a variety of sizes and formats. Currently, the most advanced sensors are based on the Hawaii-2RG (H2RG), 2K×2K array with 18 μm pixel pitch. The HgCdTe detector achieves very low dark current (<0.01 e-/pixel/sec) and high quantum efficiency (80-90%) over a wide bandpass. Substrate-removed HgCdTe can simultaneously detect visible and infrared light, enabling spectrographs to use a single focal plane array (FPA) for Visible-IR sensitivity. The SIDECARTM ASIC provides focal plane electronics on a chip, operating in cryogenic environments with very low power (<11 mW). The H2RG and SIDECARTM have been qualified to NASA Technology Readiness Level 6 (TRL-6). Teledyne continues to advance the state-of-the-art and is producing a high speed, low noise array designed for IR wavefront sensing. Teledyne is also developing a 4K×4K, 15 µm pixel infrared array that will be a cost effective module for the large focal planes of the Extremely Large Telescopes and future generation space astronomy missions.
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James W. Beletic, Richard Blank, David Gulbransen, Donald Lee, Markus Loose, Eric C. Piquette, Thomas Sprafke, William E. Tennant, Majid Zandian, and Joseph Zino "Teledyne Imaging Sensors: infrared imaging technologies for astronomy and civil space", Proc. SPIE 7021, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy III, 70210H (22 July 2008); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.790382
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