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A New Product For Photon-Limited Imaging
Author(s): Thomas Gonsiorowski
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Paper Abstract

Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc. (AOA) has recently constructed a new commercial low-light imaging detector which we call the P4oton Digitizing Camera (PDC). Based on the PAPA detector developed at Harvard Universityl", the PDC generates (x,y,t) coordinate data of each detected photo-event. .Because the positional address computation is performed opti-cally, very high counting rates are achieved even at full spatial resolution. Careful optomechanical and electronic design results in a compact, rugged detector with superb per-formance. The PDC will be used for speckle imaging of astronomical sources and other astro-nomical and low-light applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0627, Instrumentation in Astronomy VI, (13 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.968139
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Thomas Gonsiorowski, Adaptive Optics Associates, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0627:
Instrumentation in Astronomy VI
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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