CUBIC: laboratory testing of 'thin poly' CCDs

Mark A. Skinner, David Nelson Burrows, Gordon P. Garmire, Ralph P. Kraft, David H. Lumb, John Andrew Nousek

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Abstract

CUBIC, the Cosmic Unresolved X-ray Background Instrument Using CCDs, is designed to make moderate resolution X-ray spectral measurements at spatial scales of a few degrees. While the energy range is nominally 200 eV - 10 keV, the CCDs have been designed to maximize the soft X-ray performance by using novel structures. The CUBIC CCDs, fabricated by Loral Fairchild, are 1024 × 1024 pixels in size, with 18 μm × 18 μm pixels. The CCDs use a new `thin poly' gate structure designed to maximize low energy quantum efficiency, while still retaining the advantages of front-side illumination and the high Charge Transfer Efficiency of a three-phase device. Being front-side illuminated, the design avoids the surface stability problems of backside illuminated devices. Fabrication of the first lot of CCDs and test structures has been completed, and we report laboratory camera testing of the CCDs at Penn State.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsOswald H. Siegmund
PublisherPubl by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages258-264
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0819412554
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventEUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IV - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 11 1993Jul 12 1993

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume2006
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherEUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period7/11/937/12/93

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Charge coupled devices
charge coupled devices
Testing
Pixel
Maximise
Soft X-ray
Charge Transfer
Quantum Efficiency
Energy Efficiency
X rays
Illumination
Fabrication
Pixels
Camera
pixels
surface stability
x rays
retaining
Energy
Quantum efficiency

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Skinner, M. A., Burrows, D. N., Garmire, G. P., Kraft, R. P., Lumb, D. H., & Nousek, J. A. (1993). CUBIC: laboratory testing of 'thin poly' CCDs. In O. H. Siegmund (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (pp. 258-264). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 2006). Publ by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.
Skinner, Mark A. ; Burrows, David Nelson ; Garmire, Gordon P. ; Kraft, Ralph P. ; Lumb, David H. ; Nousek, John Andrew. / CUBIC : laboratory testing of 'thin poly' CCDs. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / Oswald H. Siegmund. Publ by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1993. pp. 258-264 (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
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Skinner, MA, Burrows, DN, Garmire, GP, Kraft, RP, Lumb, DH & Nousek, JA 1993, CUBIC: laboratory testing of 'thin poly' CCDs. in OH Siegmund (ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 2006, Publ by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 258-264, EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, San Diego, CA, USA, 7/11/93.

CUBIC : laboratory testing of 'thin poly' CCDs. / Skinner, Mark A.; Burrows, David Nelson; Garmire, Gordon P.; Kraft, Ralph P.; Lumb, David H.; Nousek, John Andrew.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / Oswald H. Siegmund. Publ by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1993. p. 258-264 (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 2006).

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Skinner MA, Burrows DN, Garmire GP, Kraft RP, Lumb DH, Nousek JA. CUBIC: laboratory testing of 'thin poly' CCDs. In Siegmund OH, editor, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Publ by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 1993. p. 258-264. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).