Back-illuminated large-format Loral CCDs

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The authors use charge-coupled devices (CCDs) from a lot of Loral wafers containing 3072 × 1024 and 800 × 1200 pixel detectors. These CCDs were specifically designed for astronomical spectrographic applications with the intention of thinning them at Steward Observatory for backside illumination. The thinning procedure and how it relates to the packaging method developed to keep the devices flat for use in fast optical beams are described. Initial results with a new oxidation procedure to allow better backside charging is also described. This oxidation method is especially effective with biased gate-charging techniques which apply a voltage directly over the backside oxide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0819405469
StatePublished - 1991
EventCharge-Coupled Devices and Solid State Optical Sensors II - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: Feb 25 1991Feb 27 1991

Publication series

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


OtherCharge-Coupled Devices and Solid State Optical Sensors II
CitySan Jose, CA, 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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