Study Papers

Next Generation UV Instrument Technologies Enabling Missions in Astrophysics, Cosmology and Planetary Sciences

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E. T. Hamden,
A. Jewell,
T. M. Goodsall,
J. Hennessey,
M. Hoenk,
T. Jones, F. Greer, S. Gordon,
D. Schiminovich, S. Nikzad,
C. Martin
Paper under preparation:
"CCD Detectors with 80-90% Quantum Efficiency at Ultraviolet Wavelengths."
E. T. Hamden,
F. Greer,
D. Schiminovich, S. Nikzad,
C. Martin
"UV photon-counting CCD detectors that enable the next generation of UV spectroscopy missions: AR coatings that can achieve 80-90% QE", Proc. SPIE 8453, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V, 845309; doi:10.1117/12.927208. September 25, 2012. (view online)
F. Greera,
E. Hamden,
B. C. Jacquot,
M. E. Hoenk,
T. J. Jones,
M. R. Dickie,
S. P. Monacos,
S. Nikzad, et al.
"Atomically precise surface engineering of silicon CCDs for enhanced UV quantum efficiency", Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology, A 31, 01A103 (2013); doi: 10.1116/1.4750372. September 13, 2012. (pdf)

Presentations/ Conferences:

S. Nikzad Four presentations at the upcoming SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation. June 22-27, 2014.
S. Nikzad "High Efficiency Detector Arrays and High Reflectivity Optical Coatings for High Performance Ultraviolet and Optical Instruments", Astronomy Department Technical Talk, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. February 13, 2014.
S. Nikzad "From Nebulae to Neurons: Using Nanoengineering to Produce High Performance Imaging Arrays for NASA Missions, Machine Vision, and Medical Applications", Colloquium Presentation, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University,
Tempe, AZ. February 12, 2014.
S. Nikzad,
M.E. Hoenk,
A. Carver,
T.J. Jones,
J. Hennessy,
A. Jewell,
E. Hamden,
T. Goodsall
"Detectors and Advanced Coatings for Efficient Uv/Optical/NIR Systems", Scientific Detector Workshop, Florence, Italy.
October 7-9, 2013.

Two Book Chapters:

S. Nikzad "High Performance Silicon Imagers and their Applications", High Performance Silicon Imaging. Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier, (2014) proofs.
S. Nikzad,
A. Jewell,
A. Carver,
M. Hoenk,
D. Bell, J. Maki
"Digital Imaging for Planetary Exploration", Handbook of Digital Imaging.
Whiley Books (2014), under review.

For questions contact: Christopher Martin, Shouleh Nikzad, David Schiminovich or Michele Judd

Christopher Martin

Study Co-Lead Christopher Martin

Shouleh Nikzad

Study Co-Lead Shouleh Nikzad

David Schiminovich

Study Co-Lead David Schiminovich