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Adjustment of multi-CCD-chip-color-camera heads
Author(s): Volker Guyenot; Guenther Tittelbach; Martin Palme
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Paper Abstract

The principle of beam-splitter-multi-chip cameras consists in splitting an image into differential multiple images of different spectral ranges and in distributing these onto separate black and white CCD-sensors. The resulting electrical signals from the chips are recombined to produce a high quality color picture on the monitor. Because this principle guarantees higher resolution and sensitivity in comparison to conventional single-chip camera heads, the greater effort is acceptable. Furthermore, multi-chip cameras obtain the compete spectral information for each individual object point while single-chip system must rely on interpolation. In a joint project, Fraunhofer IOF and STRACON GmbH and in future COBRA electronic GmbH develop methods for designing the optics and dichroitic mirror system of such prism color beam splitter devices. Additionally, techniques and equipment for the alignment and assembly of color beam splitter-multi-CCD-devices on the basis of gluing with UV-curable adhesives have been developed, too.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3786, Optomechanical Engineering and Vibration Control, (28 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363820
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Volker Guyenot, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
Guenther Tittelbach, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
Martin Palme, Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3786:
Optomechanical Engineering and Vibration Control
Eddy A. Derby; Eddy A. Derby; Colin G. Gordon; Colin G. Gordon; Daniel Vukobratovich; Carl H. Zweben; Daniel Vukobratovich; Paul R. Yoder Jr.; Carl H. Zweben, Editor(s)

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