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New camera for high-speed, high-dynamic-range digital imaging at 4,000 frames/second (burst rate) and 14-16 bits/pixel
Author(s): John Stephen West; Raymond W. Simpson; Sam Khoo
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Paper Abstract

A novel combination of techniques with a proprietary masked CCD allows economical commercial realization of a fast framing camera which can acquire images at 4,000 frames per second while maintaining the low readout noise of a slow scan scientific grade CCD system. A 16 bit gray scale dynamic range has been achieved in production with this system and even higher dynamic ranges appear possible in the near future with this technique. This imaging system can also be combined with a gated image intensifier to provide shutter times in the nanosecond domain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2273, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '94, (14 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.189016
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John Stephen West, Princeton Instruments, Inc. (United States)
Raymond W. Simpson, Princeton Instruments, Inc. (United States)
Sam Khoo, Princeton Instruments, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2273:
Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '94
George A. Kyrala; Donald R. Snyder, Editor(s)

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