Scientific Charge-coupled Devices

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SPIE Press, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 906 pages
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The charge-coupled device (CCD) has recently celebrated its 30th birthday. The remarkable invention of Boyle and Smith of Bell Labs has dramatically changed the course of imaging in disciplines ranging from astronomy to biotechnology. James R. Janesick, an early proponent of the Scientific CCD, presents a careful and comprehensive history, tutorial and state-of-the-art description of the CCD. The book provides valuable reference information to scientists, engineers and hardware managers involved with imaging CCDs and high-performance camera systems, as well as those who need a comprehensive introduction to the subject. ""Charge-Coupled Devices"" is both a history of this development and a comprehensive reference manual on CCD and camera design, fabrication, operation, characterization and optimization. The key processes of CCD operation - charge collection, charge transfer and charge measurement - are described physically and illustrated by experimental data. Standards for characterizing and optimizing CCDs are presented in detail and the ultimate physical limitations on performance parameters discussed. Worked examples throughout provide valuable tutorials, and give the reader an appreciation for the level of performance that is being achieved by today's CCDs.
 

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Excellent book for anyone associated with CCD sensors. The chapter on the photon transfer process is especially useful for characterization. Good examples and easy to follow.

Contents

History Operation Performance Design Fabrication and Theory
3
CCD Transfer Curves and Optimization
95
Charge Generation
167
Charge Collection
273
Charge Transfer
387
Charge Measurement
489
Noise Sources
605
Damage
721
References
841
Appendixes
847
Glossary of CCD Terms
871
Index
899
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