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18 September 2015 Noise and dark performance for FIREBall-2 EMCCD delta-doped CCD detector
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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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Erika T. Hamden, Nicole Lingner, Gillian Kyne, Patrick Morrissey, and 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 (18 September 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2190679
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