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Optical Engineering

420 X420 Charge-Coupled-Device Imager And Four-Chip Hybrid Focal Plane
Author(s): Barry E. Burke; Robert W. Mountain; Peter J. Daniels; David C. Harrison
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Paper Abstract

We have designed and fabricated a 420 X420 pixel front-illuminated CCD imager. The device was designed to be used both individually and as part of a four-chip focal plane consisting of four chips closely abutted in a 2 X 2 array, for a total resolution of 840 X 840 pixels. Particular attention has been paid to achieving low-noise operation, and noise levels of less than 20 e- at a 1.0 MHz data rate have been achieved routinely. We describe special focal plane assembly techniques with which we have achieved 1 um relative positional accuracy between the chips.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 26(9) 269890 doi: 10.1117/12.7974167
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 26, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Barry E. Burke, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Robert W. Mountain, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Peter J. Daniels, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
David C. Harrison, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


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