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Development of imaging arrays for solar UV observations based on wide band gap materials

[+] Author Affiliations
Udo H. Schuehle

Max-Planck-Institut fuer Aeronomie (Germany)

Jean-Francois E. Hochedez

Royal Observatory of Belgium (Belgium)

Jose Luis Pau, Carlos Rivera, Elias Munoz

Univ. Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)

Jose Alvarez, Jean-Paul Kleider

Lab. de Genie Electrique de Paris (France)

Philippe Lemaire

Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (France)

Thierry Appourchaux, Bernhard Fleck, Anthony Peacock

European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)

Mathias Richter, Udo Kroth, Alexander Gottwald

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)

Marie-Claude Castex

Univ. Paris-Nord (France)

Alain Deneuville, Pierre Muret

LEPES-CNRS (France)

Milos Nesladek

Institute for Materials Research (Belgium)

Franck Omnes

CRHEA-CNRS (France)

Joachim John, Chris Van Hoof

IMEC (Belgium)

Proc. SPIE 5171, Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics, 231 (February 4, 2004); doi:10.1117/12.507730
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  • Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics
  • Silvano Fineschi; Mark A. Gummin
  • San Diego, California, USA | August 03, 2003

abstract

Solar ultraviolet imaging instruments in space pose most demanding requirements on their detectors in terms of dynamic range, low noise, high speed, and high resolution. Yet UV detectors used on missions presently in space have major drawbacks limiting their performance and stability. In view of future solar space missions we have started the development of new imaging array devices based on wide band gap materials (WBGM), for which the expected benefits of the new sensors - primarily visible blindness and radiation hardness - will be highly valuable. Within this initiative, called "Blind to Optical Light Detectors (BOLD)", we have investigated devices made of AlGa-nitrides and diamond. We present results of the responsivity measurements extending from the visible down to extreme UV wavelengths. We discuss the possible benefits of these new devices and point out ways to build new imaging arrays for future space missions.

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Citation

Udo H. Schuehle ; Jean-Francois E. Hochedez ; Jose Luis Pau ; Carlos Rivera ; Elias Munoz, et al.
"Development of imaging arrays for solar UV observations based on wide band gap materials", Proc. SPIE 5171, Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics, 231 (February 4, 2004); doi:10.1117/12.507730; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.507730


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