The Euclid VIS CCD detector design, development, and programme status

Short, A. D.; Barry, D.; Berthe, M.; Boudin, N.; Boulade, O.; Cole, R.; Cropper, M.; Duvet, L.; Endicott, J.; Gaspar Venancio, L.; Gow, J.; Guttridge, P.; Hall, D.; Holland, A.; Israel, H.; Kohley, R.; Laureijs, R.; Lorenzo Alvarez, J.; Martignac, J.; Maskell, J.; Massey, R.; Murray, N.; Niemi, S.-M.; Pool, P.; Pottinger, S.; Prod'homme, T.; Racca, G.; Salvignol, J-C; Suske, W.; Szafraniec, M.; Verhoeve, P.; Walton, D. and Wheeler, R. (2014). The Euclid VIS CCD detector design, development, and programme status. In: High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI, article no. 91540R.



The focal plane array of the Euclid VIS instrument comprises 36 large area, back-illuminated, red-enhanced CCD detectors (designated CCD 273). These CCDs were specified by the Euclid VIS instrument team in close collaboration with ESA and e2v technologies. Prototypes were fabricated and tested through an ESA pre-development activity and the contract to qualify and manufacture flight CCDs is now underway. This paper describes the CCD requirements, the design (and design drivers) for the CCD and package, the current status of the CCD production programme and a summary of key performance measurements.

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