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Six-million-pixel full-frame true 2-f CCD image sensor incorporating transparent gate technology and optional antiblooming protection
Author(s): Eric J. Meisenzahl; Winchyi Chang; William Des Jardin; Stephen L. Kosman; Joseph E. Shepherd; Eric G. Stevens; Kwok Y. Wong
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the performance of an advanced high- resolution full-frame architecture CCD imaging device for use in scientific, medical, and other high performance monochromatic digital still imaging applications. Of particular interest is the replacement of the polysilicon second gate electrode with that of a more spectrally transparent material, thereby dramatically improving device sensitivity. This has been achieved without compromising performance in other areas such as dark current, noise, transfer efficiency and, most importantly, yield. Devices have also been produced with and without antiblooming protection depending on an application's primary need for sensitivity or control of over-exposure conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3764, Ultraviolet and X-Ray Detection, Spectroscopy, and Polarimetry III, (25 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.371090
Show Author Affiliations
Eric J. Meisenzahl, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Winchyi Chang, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
William Des Jardin, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Stephen L. Kosman, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Joseph E. Shepherd, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Eric G. Stevens, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Kwok Y. Wong, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3764:
Ultraviolet and X-Ray Detection, Spectroscopy, and Polarimetry III
Silvano Fineschi; Bruce E. Woodgate; Randy A. Kimble, Editor(s)

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