November 29, 2022 to December 2, 2022
Wang Center, Stony Brook University
US/Eastern timezone

Towards a 10 kg Skipper-CCD detector: the multiplexing analog electronics for the OSCURA experiment

Nov 30, 2022, 9:50 AM
Lecture Hall 1 (Wang Center)

Lecture Hall 1

Wang Center

Contribution Talk WG7: Photon Detectors (incl. CCDs) WG7: Photon Detectors (incl. CCDs)




We present a multiplexed analog readout electronics system for Skipper-CCDs. The system allows for sub-electron noise-level operation while maintaining a minimal number of acquisition channels. In addition, it requires low-disk storage and low-bandwidth data transfer with zero added multiplexing time during the simultaneous operation of thousands of channels. We describe the implementation and results of this system in a new instrument composed of a large number of sensors operated with a two-stage analog multiplexed readout scheme. The instrument, which can hold up to 256 Skipper-CCDs, is a part of the R&D effort of the OSCURA experiment.

Primary authors

CLAUDIO CHAVEZ (Fermilab) Dr Fernando Chierchie (epartamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica y de Computadoras, Instituto de Investigaciones en Ingeniería Eléctrica “Alfredo C. Desages” (IIIE-CONICET), Universidad Nacional del Sur (UNS)) Dr Guillermo Fernandez-Moroni 1 (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) Dr Jose Lipovetzky (Centro Atómico Bariloche and Instituto Balseiro, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica (CNEA)) Dr Juan Estrada (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) Dr Miguel Sofo-Haro (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

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