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The development of new focusing optics based on wide band Laue lenses operating from~ 60 keV up to several hundred keV is particularly challenging. This type of hard X-ray or gamma ray optics requires a high performance focal plane detector in order to exploit to the best their intrinsic capabilities. We describe a three dimensional (3D) position sensitive detector prototype suitable as the basic module for a high efficiency Laue lens focal plane detector. This detector configuration is currently under study for use in a balloon payload dedicated to performing a high significance measurement of the polarization status of the Crab between 100 and 500 keV. The prototype is made by packing 8 linear modules, each composed of one basic sensitive unit bonded onto a thin supporting ceramic layer. Each unit is a drift strip detector based on a CZT crystal, irradiated transversally to the electric field …
International Society for Optics and Photonics
Publication date: 
25 Sep 2012

N Auricchio, E Caroli, A Basili, G Benassi, C Budtz Jørgensen, RM Curado da Silva, S Del Sordo, Irfan Kuvvetli, L Milano, F Moscatelli, JB Stephen, M Zanichelli, A Zappettini

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Volume: 8453 Pages: 84530S
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V