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Characterization results of EMCCDs for extreme low-light imaging
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Paper Abstract

EMCCDs are capable of extreme low light imaging thanks to sub-electron read-out noise, enabling single-photon counting. The characterization of e2v's CCD60 (128 x 128), CCD97 (512 x 512) and CCD201-20 (1024 x 1024) using a controller optimized for the driving of EMCCDs at a high (≥10 MHz) pixel rate per output with < 0.002 e- total background signal. Using the CCD Controller for Counting Photons (CCCP), the horizontal and vertical CIC, dark current and EM gain stability are characterized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8453, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V, 845303 (25 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926385
Show Author Affiliations
Olivier Daigle, Nüvü Cameras Inc. (Canada)
Oleg Djazovski, Canadian Space Agency (Canada)
Denis Laurin, Canadian Space Agency (Canada)
René Doyon, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)
Étienne Artigau, Univ. de Montréal (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8453:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy V
Andrew D. Holland; James W. Beletic, Editor(s)

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