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Astronomical Detectors


CCD course

This three day course is offered in conjunction with FRACTAL SLNE. It consists of over 500 powerpoint slides and covers the following material:

  • Ideal versus real-world detectors
  • Detector noise sources
  • Semiconductor physics
  • The photodiode
  • The CCD
  • Vacuum and cryogenic techniques
  • CCDs: boosting the basic design
  • EMCCDs
  • CMOS and hybrid devices
  • Ultimate performance future detectors
  • Avalanche photodiodes
  • Detector characterisation
  • CCDs in space
  • Mosaics
  • Readout electronics