Advances in APDs for UV astronomy

Melville P Ulmer, Ryan P McClintock, Jose L. Pau, Manijeh Razeghi

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Abstract

We report the most recent work of our group of the development of avalanche photo diodes based on (Al)GaN. The goal of this group is to achieve single photon counting. In this paper we first give the scientific motivation for making such a device in the context of UV astronomy and then describe current work and plans for future development. The development includes improving the sensitivity to be able to carry out single photon detection and the fabrication of arrays.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XV
Volume6686
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XV - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 26 2007Aug 27 2007

Other

OtherUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/26/078/27/07

Keywords

  • AlGaN
  • Astronomy
  • Avalanche photo diodes
  • GaN
  • UV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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