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EMCCDs: 10 MHz and beyond
Author(s): Olivier Daigle; Oleg Djazovski; Myriam Francoeur; Denis G. Laurin; René Doyon
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Paper Abstract

EMCCDs are capable of MHz pixel rate whilst maintaining sub-electron readout noise. Tens of frames per second are common place for large and medium EMCCD formats (1k×1k, 512×512), while smaller formats can reach hundreds and even thousand of frames per second. For applications where speed is a key factor, overclocked EMCCD were used at or beyond the manufacturer’s specifications. Very few data were published on the impacts of high speed clocking of EMCCDs, either vertically or horizontally. This paper presents characterization results of EMCCDs clocked at high speed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9154, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI, 91540B (23 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054977
Show Author Affiliations
Olivier Daigle, Nüvü Camēras Inc. (Canada)
Oleg Djazovski, Canadian Space Agency (Canada)
Myriam Francoeur, Nüvü Caméras Inc. (Canada)
Denis G. Laurin, Canadian Space Agency (Canada)
René Doyon, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9154:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI
Andrew D. Holland; James Beletic, Editor(s)

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