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Optimisation of FIR photoconductors for atmospheric spectroscopy

Murray, A. G., Griffin, Matthew J., Ade, Peter A. R., Leotin, J., Meny, C. and Sirmain, G. 1992. Optimisation of FIR photoconductors for atmospheric spectroscopy. Presented at: ESA Symposium on photon detectors for space instrumentation: ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands, 10-12 November 1992. Published in: Guyenne, T.D. and Hunt, J.J. eds. Proceedings of an ESA Symposium on Photon Detectors for Space Instrumentation : ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 10- 12 November 1992. ESA. SP , vol. 356. Paris, France: European Space Agency, pp. 159-163.

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The optimization of far infrared photoconductive detectors for use in balloon-borne or satellite-borne limb sounding atmospheric spectrometers was investigated. Instruments of this kind find important applications in the study of stratospheric chemistry, and the influence of anthropogenic pollutants. The choice of detector type for a given spectral region, and the optimization of the operational parameters (temperature, bias voltage, readout electronics) to achieve the best detector performance (detective quantum efficiency, speed of response) are considered. Results are presented for Ge:Ga, Ge:Sb, Ge:Be, Ge:Zn, bulk photoconductors, and for Si:Sb BIB detectors.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: European Space Agency
ISBN: 9290922664
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2018 14:48

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