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Experimental and theoretical characterization of noise in a streak camera
Author(s): Aurelia Secroun; Alain Mens; Dominique Gontier; Pascal Brunel; Jean-Claude Rebuffie; Catherine Goulmy
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Paper Abstract

In an effort to improve the performances of streak cameras, experimental and theoretical studies were conducted, aimed at measuring the noise in a camera. This would be achieved through the evaluation of the camera's noise factor and by additionally pointing out the possible sources of noise. It was shown for our camera, a TSN 506 Thomson camera, that the noise factor is due partly to signal loss (factor 1,8) and partly to noise addition (factor 2,6). Moreover, noise was shown to be additive and Poissonian, mostly due to shot noise and photoelectric conversions.

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Date Published: 29 October 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3429, Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VII, (29 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328561
Show Author Affiliations
Aurelia Secroun, CEA Bruyeres le Chatel (United States)
Alain Mens, CEA Bruyeres le Chatel (France)
Dominique Gontier, CEA Bruyeres le Chatel (France)
Pascal Brunel, CEA Bruyeres le Chatel (France)
Jean-Claude Rebuffie, Philips Photonique (France)
Catherine Goulmy, Philips Photonique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3429:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Engineering VII
Alson E. Hatheway; Robert E. Fischer; Malachy McConnell; Lawrence M. Germann; Lawrence M. Germann; Alson E. Hatheway; Malachy McConnell; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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