Refereed article in conference proceedings (A4)

Laboratory test of the VIS detector system of SOXS for the ESO-NTT telescope




List of Authors: Cosentino R, Hernandez M, Ventura H, Campana S, Claudi R, Schipani P, Aliverti M, Baruffolo A, Ben-Ami S, Biondi F, Capasso G, D'Alessio F, D'Avanzo P, Hershko O, Kuncarayakti H, Landoni M, Munari M, Pignata G, Rubin A, Scuderi S, Vitali F, Young D, Achren J, Araiza-Duran JA, Arcavi I, Brucalassi A, Bruch R, Cappellaro E, Colapietro M, Della Valle M, De Pascale M, Di Benedetto R, D'Orsi S, Gal-Yam A, Genoni M, Kotilainen J, Li Causi G, Marty L, Mattila S, Rappaport M, Radhakrishnan K, Ricci D, Riva M, Salasnich B, Slemer A, Smartt S, Sanchez RZ, Stritzinger M

Conference name: SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation

Publisher: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING, PO BOX 10, BELLINGHAM, WA 98227-0010 USA

Publication year: 2022

Journal: Proceedings of SPIE : the International Society for Optical Engineering

Book title *: Proceedings of SPIE: Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IX

Journal name in source: GROUND-BASED AND AIRBORNE INSTRUMENTATION FOR ASTRONOMY IX

Journal acronym: PROC SPIE

Title of series: Proceedings of SPIE : the International Society for Optical Engineering

Volume number: 12184

Number of pages: 9

ISSN: 0277-786X

eISSN: 1996-756X

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2628246

URL: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2628246


Abstract
SOXS is the new spectrograph for the ESO NTT telescope able to cover the optical and NIR bands thanks to two different arms: the UV-VIS (350-850 nm), and the NIR (800-2000 nm). In this article, we describe the final design of the visible camera cryostats, the test facilities for the CCD characterization, and the first results with the scientific detector. The UV-VIS detector system is based on a e2v CCD 44-82, a custom detector head coupled with the ESO Continuous Flowing Cryostat (CFC) cooling system and the New General Detector Controller (NGC) developed by ESO. The laboratory facility is based on an optical bench equipped with a Xenon lamp, filter wheels to select the wavelength, an integrating sphere, and a calibrated diode to measure the flux. This paper outlines the visible camera cryostat, the test facilities for the CCD characterization and the first results with the scientific detector in the laboratory and after the integration to the instrument.


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