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Performance of a thinned back-illuminated CCD coupled to a confocal microscope for low-light-level fluorescence imaging
Author(s): Barry R. Masters
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the results of coupling a Tektronix TK512 CCD imager to a Technical Instruments K2Bio Nipkow disk real-time confocal microscope. The characteristics of the selected TK512 CCD imager are as follows: the chip is a thinned, back-illuminated device which has an anti-reflection coating. The quantum efficiency of the device is 86.4 at 400 nm. The CCD imager is a TK512, silicon CCD which is sensitive from the UV to the near-IR. The sensor is a full-frame area imager, with CCDs fabricated using a buried channel, three-level polysilicon gate process with very high charge-transfer efficiency ($2 0.9999) and low dark current. Low noise on-chip amplifiers provide and interface to external preamplifiers with readout noise typically

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1447, Charge-Coupled Devices and Solid State Optical Sensors II, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45315
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Barry R. Masters, Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1447:
Charge-Coupled Devices and Solid State Optical Sensors II
Morley M. Blouke, Editor(s)

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