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Title: An automated system to measure the quantum efficiency of CCDs for astronomy

We describe a system to measure the Quantum Efficiency in the wavelength range of 300 nm to 1100 nm of 40 × 40 mm n-channel CCD sensors for the construction of the 3.2 gigapixel LSST focal plane. The technique uses a series of instrument to create a very uniform flux of photons of controllable intensity in the wavelength range of interest across the face the sensor. This allows the absolute Quantum Efficiency to be measured with an accuracy in the 1% range. Finally, this system will be part of a production facility at Brookhaven National Lab for the basic component of the LSST camera.
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  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  2. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  3. Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704; AC02-76SF00515
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Instrumentation
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 04; Conference: Precision Astronomy with Fully Depleted CCDs, Upton, NY (United States), 1-2 Dec 2016; Journal ID: ISSN 1748-0221
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; Instrument optimisation; Photon detectors for UV, visible and IR photons (solid-state) (PIN diodes, APDs, Si-PMTs, G-APDs, CCDs, EBCCDs, EMCCDs etc)
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1373199