e2v CMOS and CCD sensors and systems for astronomy

Jorden, P. R.; Jerram, P. A.; Fryer, M. and Stefanov, K. D. (2017). e2v CMOS and CCD sensors and systems for astronomy. In: Journal of Instrumentation, 12(7), article no. C07008.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/12/07/C07008


e2v designs and manufactures a wide range of sensors for space and astronomy applications. This includes high performance CCDs for X-ray, visible and near-IR wavelengths. In this paper we illustrate the maturity of CMOS capability for these applications; examples are presented together with performance data. The majority of e2v sensors for these applications are back-thinned for highest spectral response and designed for very low read-out noise; the combination delivers high signal to noise ratio in association with a variety of formats and package designs. The growing e2v capability in delivery of sub-systems and cryogenic cameras is illustrated—including the 1.2 Giga-pixel J-PAS camera system.

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