MKIDS the next generation kilo-pixel camera.

Colantoni I., Bracken C., Ulbricht G., Baldwin E., De Lucia M., Kennedy R., Stamenov P., Ray T.

III - Astrofisica
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Kinetic Inductance Detectors (KIDs) are a relatively new type of low temperature detector with the potential to revolutionize astronomy by replacing CCD cameras for certain types of applications (e.g. small field imaging of exoplanets). A CCD measures the total number of incoming photons per pixel, while KIDs allows one to resolve both the photon's energy and actual time of arrival. CCDs are a very mature technology, as a result of major investment over the last 30 years. CCDs, however, have potentially reached a hiatus in their development, and further improvements requiring changes in materials. In this scenario KIDs are a promising technology allowing one to overcome limits in semiconducting devices at least for the short term.

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