Array detectors in astronomy

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Charge-coupled devices (CCDs) have become extremely important detectors for the entire astronomical community. We discuss their properties in relation to astronomical imaging and spectroscopy. We also consider some of the improvements we hope to see to further their use in astronomy and other scientific fields. These include larger area detectors and mosaics of detectors with flat and stable packaging, antireflection coatings on back illuminated devices, and extremely low read noise for spectroscopic applications. We discuss some of our research into these areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0819405299
StatePublished - 1992
EventInternational Conference on Scientific Optical Imaging - Georgetown, WA, USA
Duration: Nov 28 1990Dec 1 1990

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherInternational Conference on Scientific Optical Imaging
CityGeorgetown, WA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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