Reference Plots and Color Figures

The following plots contain data fundamental to scientific detectors used in astronomy. The reference plots include:

• Blackbody emission curves for the ultraviolet through infrared wavelengths for objects with temperatures from 250K to 6000K

• Transmission of light through the Earth's atmosphere

• Detector wavelength ranges

• Absorption depth of light in silicon

• Absorption depth of light in HgCdTe

We thank the following persons for their contributions to these plots:

Barry Burke MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Paul Vu Fairchild Imaging

Jason Henning University of Chicago

Alan Hoffman Raytheon Vision Systems

Paul Jorden e2v technologies

Donald Lee Rockwell Scientific Company

Blackbody Emission Curves

Silicon Lwir Absorption Chart
Wavelength [um]

/Atmospheric Transmission

UV NIR SWIR WW IR LWIR

UV NIR SWIR WW IR LWIR

Silicon Lwir Absorption

01 23456 789 10

Wavelength [fim]

01 23456 789 10

Wavelength [fim]

LWIR VLWIR

Silicon Lwir Absorption Chart

Detector Wavelength Ranges

Name

Hard X-Ray:Soft X-Ray Vacuum UV: UV Visible SWIR MWIR LWIR : VLWIR

Detector Type

Photometric Bands

Name-^c

Bandpass [im]

0.4 Substrate removed HgCdTe

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