PtSi IRFPA camera and its application in infrared solar spectrum observation

Wenda Cao, B. X. Ye, Q. Song, J. He, X. D. Zhou, K. F. Ji

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Abstract

Although the interest in PtSi infrared focal plane array (IRFPA) has waned due to its low quantum efficiency compared with InSb and HgCdTe arrays, it is very potential in observing brighter celestial objects. We explored the possibility of applying it to the observation of infrared solar spectrum. In the paper, the methods of the simulation and calibration in ou observation are introduced and discussed in detail. Using this kind of camera, a new observational band (FeI 1.56 μm) is added to the Two-Dimensional Multi-Band Solar Spectrograph at Yunnan Observatory. The dispersion for FeI 1.56 μm of the new infrared solar spectrograph is 0.0722 angstrom per pixel, and each vertical pixel represents 0.51 inches of solar disk. It is specially suitable for 2D spectroscopic observation of the deepest solar photosphere. Some primary observation results are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4008
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
EventConference on Optical and IR Telescope Instrumentation and Detectors - Munich, Ger
Duration: Mar 27 2000Mar 31 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

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