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High Performance Charge-Coupled-Device (CCD) Imagers Tailored For Scientific Applications
Author(s): Eugene D. Savoye
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Paper Abstract

The demanding requirements of Broadcast television have provided a strong driving force for the development of high performance charge-coupled device (CCD) imagers, and, in consequence, there exists today a powerful and general technology base for their manufacture. The demanding requirements of the scientific applications for the charge-coupled-device (CCD) imager, by serendipity, are very well met by this same technology base for the high performance charge-coupled-device (CCD) imager. For example, both TV and astronomy require low noise operation, high transfer efficiency and high resolution, and high quantum efficiency including the blue. As a result the present day manufacturing line dedicated to volume production of high performance charge-coupled-device (CCD) imagers for TV as standard product is also ideally suited to production of high performance scientific charge-coupled-device (CCD) imagers. As discussed in this paper, some key elements of the existing process can now be tailored as required to produce charge-coupled-device (CCD) imagers with some special desired performance characteristics including extended UV response, x-ray or high energy electron response, or enhanced IR response.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1985
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0570, Solid-State Imaging Arrays, (11 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.950314
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Eugene D. Savoye, RCA New Products Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0570:
Solid-State Imaging Arrays
Eustace L. Dereniak; Keith N. Prettyjohns, Editor(s)

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