UCB-SSL EAG AO Medipix Homepage

This page will be used as a repository of AO/Medipix presentations and papers given by the Experimental Astrophysics Group at the UC, Berkeley Space Sciences Lab and some by our European colleagues.

Presentation for AO experts - June 2004 (PPT, 2.6 MB)
This presentation was given by John Vallerga at the 2004 SPIE conference in Glasgow, Scottland. It is tailored for an audience familiar with AO but not MCP detectors or the Medipix.
SPIE 2004 paper - June 2004 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
The paper associated with the above presentation. As submitted for the SPIE 2004 Glasgow, Scottland conference proceedings.
Presentation for radiation detector experts - July 2004 (PPT, 3.6 MB)
This presentation was by John Vallerga at the 2004 IWoRiD conference in Glasgow, Scottland (again?). This talk is designed for an audience familiar with the MCP detectors and the Medipix but not adaptive optics.
IWoRiD 2004 paper - July 2004 (PDF, 0.5 MB)
The paper associated with the above presentation. As submitted for the IWoRiD 2004 Glasgow, Scottland conference proceedings.
Presentation for AO experts #2 - August 2004 (PPT, 3.6 MB)
This presentation was given by John Vallerga as an invited talk to an adaptive optics group at Lawrence Livermore National Labs. It is directed toward an audience familiar with AO but not MCP detectors or the Medipix.
Presentation for space physicists - October 2004 (ZIP, 9.6 MB)
This presentation was given by John Vallerga at an UCB-SSL coloquium. It is directed toward an audience familiar with MCP based detectors but not familiar with adaptive optics or the Medipix. The link is to a ZIP archive of a PowerPoint presentation and two included movies.
Rome 2004 Paper - Mikulec - October 2004 (PDF, 0.3 MB)
The submitted paper associated with a talk given by Bettina Mikulec at a conference in Rome, Italy.
Beaune 2005 Presentation - Mikulec - June 2005 (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Talk given by Bettina Mikulec at the Fourth International Conferance on New Developments in Photodetection in Beaune, France. It discusses the detector as an AO WFS and presents early results from the lab detector.
Beaune 2005 Paper - Mikulec - June 2005 (PDF, 0.4 MB)
The submitted paper associated with the above talk.
SPIE 2005 Presentation - Vallerga - August 2005 (PPT, 3.6 MB)
Talk given by John Vallerga at the 2005 SPIE Optics & Photonics conference in San Diego, CA. It compares a lower QE photon counter to a higher QE CCD as an AO WFS.
SPIE 2005 Paper - Vallerga - August 2005 (PDF, 0.5 MB)
The submitted paper associated with the above talk. To appear in the conference proceedings, Vol. 5903.
SPIE 2005 Presentation - McPhate - August 2005 (PPT, 4.3 MB)
Talk given by Jason McPhate at the 2005 SPIE Optics & Photonics conference in San Diego, CA. It discusses the design of the AO/Medipix imaging tube and progress to date.
SPIE 2005 Paper - McPhate - August 2005 (PDF, 2.3 MB)
The submitted paper associated with the above talk. To appear in the conference proceedings, Vol. 5881.
AMOS 2005 Presentation - Vallerga - September 2005 (PPT, 3.6 MB)
Talk given by John Vallerga at the 2005 AMOS Technical Conference in Maui, HI. It discusses the design of the AO/Medipix imaging tube and progress to date.
AMOS 2005 Paper - Vallerga - August 2005 (PDF, 3.0 MB)
The submitted paper associated with the above talk.
SPIE 2006 Paper - Vallerga - August 2006 (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Paper describing the design of the MCP-Medipix2 hybrid sealed tube detector for AO wavefront sensing. As appearing in the conference proceedings, Vol. 6272.
1st NUVA Conference Presentation - Vallerga - May 2007 (PPT, 5.0 MB)
Talk given by John Vallerga at the 2007 meeting on UV Space Astronomy in El Escorial, Spain. It discusses UV detectors developed by EAG at UCB.
1st NUVA Conference Paper - Vallerga - September 2007 (PDF, 0.5 MB)
Paper associated with the above presentation given by John Vallerga at the 1st NUVA conference in El Escorial, Spain.
IWoRiD 2007 Presentation - Vallerga - July 2007 (PPT, 3.7 MB)
Talk given by John Vallerga at the 2007 IWoRiD meeting in Erlangen, Germany. Topic is high resolution imaging of UV, alphas, and neutrons with the Timepix readout achieved with event centroiding.
IWoRiD 2007 Paper - Vallerga - July 2007 (PDF, 0.9 MB)
Paper associated with the above IWoRiD talk given by John Vallerga.
SPIE 2007 Presentation - Vallerga - August 2007 (PPT, 2.8 MB)
Talk given by John Vallerga at the 2007 SPIE Optics & Photonics conference in San Diego, CA. It presents a concept for a Mid-IR photon counting array using HgCdTe APDs and the Medipix2 ROIC.
SPIE 2007 Paper - Vallerga - August 2007 (PDF, 1.8 MB)
The submitted paper associated with the above talk. To appear in the conference proceedings, Vol. 6660.
WSO UV Detectors 2007 Presentation - Vallerga - December 2007 (PPT, 9.4 MB)
Talk given by John Vallerga at the 2007 meeting on UV detectors for the World Space Observatory in Leicester, UK. It presents the EAG's UV space borne detector heritage and the current state of the art.
Presentation on an Optical Medipix Tube - Vallerga - January 2008 (PPT, 4.2 MB)
Talk given by John Vallerga at the January 2008 Medipix2 consortium meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. Discusses the design, fabrication, and first results from a Medipix-based, optical-light sensitive imaging tube at Univ. of California, Berkeley. Accompanying animated GIF files: watch.gif and radium.gif
SPIE 2008 Presentation - Vallerga - June 2008 (PPT, 8.2 MB)
Talk given by John Vallerga at the SPIE meeting in Marseilles, France.
City Lights Movie - Movie in above presentation (MPG, 183 KB)
Movie of the city lights of Berkeley, CA with each frame representing 40 μs phase locked to the 60 Hz line frequency. Log intensity scale with a max brightness of 2000 cnts/pixel.
WW II Era Watch Movie1 - Movie in above presentation (GIF, 6.5 MB)
Animated GIF movie of a World War II era watch illuminated by red diode light.
WW II Era Watch Movie2 - Movie in above presentation (GIF, 96 KB)
Animated GIF movie of the same World War II era watch, with no illumination - only photons from the phosphor activated by the radium on the watch hands and face.
SPIE 2008 Paper - Vallerga - June 2008 (PDF, 4.3 MB)
Paper associated with the above talk given at the SPIE meeting in Marseilles, France. As appears in the conference proceedings, Vol. 7021.

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Last Update : 2008-07-10