Ultra-Violet Detectors and Instruments
Wed November 28 2018, 9:00 AM – Thu November 29 2018, 5:00 PM
CNES, ESA, CNRS, AIRBUS DEFENCE&SPACE, THALES ALENIA SPACE, TELEDYNE E2V and ISAE SUPAERO are pleased to invite you to the Workshop focused on Ultra-Violet detectors and instruments. This event will be held in Toulouse on November the 28th-29th 2018 within the framework of the Optics & Optoelectronics (OOE) Community of expert (COMET).

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Event details

The Ultra-Violet wavelength range allows to provide new insights in the framework of optical space missions. However, designers are confronted by specific problems to build such high-performance instruments.

The aim of this Workshop is to focus on Ultra-Violet detectors and instruments. The goal is to bring together all the community to discuss the challenges to develop such sensors and instruments, to discuss previous mission lessons and to share about future projects.

Although the workshop is mostly oriented to space applications, this event is fully open to researchers/user working within other applications. Developers working on non-space applications dealing with the same topics (e;g; Astronomy, Medical Imaging, photolithography…) are equally welcome to participate to this Workshop.

Papers are solicited in the following areas:

 Missions and instruments

  • Design and architecture
  • In flight
  • Future missions
  • Miniaturization
  • Test facilities (WFE, radiometry…)


  • CCD (BSI, Iumogen coated…)
  • CMOS-based technology (CIS, SPAD, SiPM…)
  • GaN, SiC based sensors
  • Photocathode-based detectors (e.g. PMT, MCP, hybrid PM)
  • Specific technologies (e. g. passivation, ARC, annealing…°
  • Characterization test

 Optics and calibration

  • Material (glasses, windows, coating, treatment…)
  • Contamination
  • Filters
  • Simulation tools in UV range (BRDF, ageing…)
  • Gratings in UV

Abstract submission
The authors are requested to prepare a one or two pages abstract in order to illustrate the relevance of their work (E-mail for abstract submission: comet-ooe@cnes.fr). Oral and poster presentations are proposed. Oral presentations shall be limited to 20 minutes + 5 minutes for questions. The interactive poster session will be held at the end of the day, during the cocktail.
Electronic proceeding will contain slides of the oral presentations and posters.


September 28th:            Dead line for abstract submission

October 5th:                  Paper selection

October 8th:                  Final programme

November 11th:             Deadline for registration

November 28th:             Workshop



This Workshop is coupled with “Radiation effects on optoelectronic detectors” workshop which will be held the 27th – 28th of November. The two workshops will share the poster session and the cocktail.