Research Article

Design, Manufacturing, and Commissioning of BIRCAM (Bootes InfraRed CAMera)

Table 1

Basic parameters for 1024 1024 pixels HgCdTe, Hawaii-1, Rockwell detector.

ParameterMeasured valueUnits

Die size<400mm2
Integration capacity1.0 105carriers
Integration capacitance18 – 35fF
Signal Conversion Gain3.6 – 4.8V/e-
Output Signal Excursion0.4 – 1V
Minimum Read Noise<10e-
Dynamic RangeUp to 104V/V
Maximum data rate<1MHz
Maximum Slew rate400nsec
Peak D* @ min Qb>1 1014Jones
Power dissipation≤1mW