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Title: A fringe projector-based study of the Brighter-Fatter Effect in LSST CCDs

Abstract

In order to achieve the goals of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope for Dark Energy science requires a detailed understanding of CCD sensor effects. One such sensor effect is the Point Spread Function (PSF) increasing with flux, alternatively called the `Brighter-Fatter Effect.' Here a novel approach was tested to perform the PSF measurements in the context of the Brighter-Fatter Effect employing a Michelson interferometer to project a sinusoidal fringe pattern onto the CCD. The Brighter-Fatter effect predicts that the fringe pattern should become asymmetric in the intensity pattern as the brighter peaks corresponding to a larger flux are smeared by a larger PSF. By fitting the data with a model that allows for a changing PSF, the strength of the Brighter-Fatter effect can be evaluated.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR (United States). Dept. of Physics; Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Physics Dept.
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Physics Dept.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1399664
Report Number(s):
BNL-114338-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 09; Conference: Precision Astronomy with Fully Depleted CCDs, Upton, NY (United States), 01-02 Dec 2016; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Publisher:
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

Citation Formats

Gilbertson, W., Nomerotski, A., and Takacs, P.. A fringe projector-based study of the Brighter-Fatter Effect in LSST CCDs. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/09/C09009.
Gilbertson, W., Nomerotski, A., & Takacs, P.. A fringe projector-based study of the Brighter-Fatter Effect in LSST CCDs. United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/09/C09009.
Gilbertson, W., Nomerotski, A., and Takacs, P.. Thu . "A fringe projector-based study of the Brighter-Fatter Effect in LSST CCDs". United States. doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/09/C09009.
@article{osti_1399664,
title = {A fringe projector-based study of the Brighter-Fatter Effect in LSST CCDs},
author = {Gilbertson, W. and Nomerotski, A. and Takacs, P.},
abstractNote = {In order to achieve the goals of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope for Dark Energy science requires a detailed understanding of CCD sensor effects. One such sensor effect is the Point Spread Function (PSF) increasing with flux, alternatively called the `Brighter-Fatter Effect.' Here a novel approach was tested to perform the PSF measurements in the context of the Brighter-Fatter Effect employing a Michelson interferometer to project a sinusoidal fringe pattern onto the CCD. The Brighter-Fatter effect predicts that the fringe pattern should become asymmetric in the intensity pattern as the brighter peaks corresponding to a larger flux are smeared by a larger PSF. By fitting the data with a model that allows for a changing PSF, the strength of the Brighter-Fatter effect can be evaluated.},
doi = {10.1088/1748-0221/12/09/C09009},
journal = {Journal of Instrumentation},
number = 09,
volume = 12,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Sep 07 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Thu Sep 07 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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