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Linear charge-coupled devices as multichannel detectors for optical spectroscopy
Author(s): Gary R. Sims
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Paper Abstract

Linear charge coupled device (CCD) array detectors designed for use in document scanning applications have been proven to be useful as array spectroscopic detectors in some instances. The principles of operation, device architecture, and general characteristics of several common low-cost linear array CCD detectors as they pertain to use as spectroscopic detectors are described. In particular, the readout noise, quantum efficiency, low light level linearity and charge transfer characteristics, and charge capacity as it affects absorbance and fluorescence spectroscopic measurements are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2386, Ultrasensitive Instrumentation for DNA Sequencing and Biochemical Diagnostics, (3 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206026
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Gary R. Sims, Spectral Instruments, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2386:
Ultrasensitive Instrumentation for DNA Sequencing and Biochemical Diagnostics
Gerald E. Cohn; Jeremy M. Lerner; Kevin J. Liddane; Alexander Scheeline; Steven A. Soper, Editor(s)

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