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Streak And Framing Camera Designs Using Surface Acoustic Wave Charge-Transfer Devices
Author(s): R. R. Whitlock; N. A. Papanicolaou
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Paper Abstract

Solid state imagers with integrated scanning circuits offer many advantages over beam-scanned camera tubes in cost, reliability, size, and range of applications. Solid state electrical imagers are the realization of available methods for organizing and transferring charges from an image sensing area to electrical readout ports. Surface acoustic waves (SAWs) travelling on a piezoelectric medium have been shown to support charge transfer in a solid state device: charges can be injected into electric potential wells which travel at the acoustic speed and may be collected at a different location on the surface. The principles of SAW charge transfer devices (SAW-CTDs) are reviewed. Design concepts for SAW-CTDs and CCD-CTDs for use as electrical or optical waveform recorders and as imaging devices, e.g. streak and framing cameras operating in single-shot and continuously cycling modes, are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1985
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 0491, 16th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 February 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.968067
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R. R. Whitlock, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
N. A. Papanicolaou, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0491:
16th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
Michel L. Andre; Manfred Hugenschmidt, Editor(s)

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