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Design of an image sensor for an ultra-high-speed and ultra-high-sensitive video microscope
Author(s): Nao Otsuka; Vo Le Cuong; Pavel Karimov; Kohsei Takehara; T. Goji Etoh
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Paper Abstract

This paper outlines a special microscope under development, named "Ultra-high-speed bionanoscope" for ultra-highspeed imaging in biological applications, and preliminary design of the image sensor, which is the key component in the system. The ultra-high-speed bionanoscope consists of two major subsystems: a video camera operating at more than 10 Mfps with ultra-high-sensitivity and the special microscope to minimize loss of light for seriously reduced illumination light energy due to the ultra-high-speed imaging. The ultra-high-frame rate is achieved by introducing a special structure of a CCD imager, the ISIS, In-situ Storage Image Sensor, invented by Etoh and Mutoh. The ISIS has an array of pixels each of which equips with a slanted linear CCD storage area for more than 100 image signals for reproduction of smoothly moving images. The ultra-high-sensitivity of the sensor of less than 10 photons is achieved by introducing three existing technologies, backside-illumination, cooling, and the CCM, Charge Carrier Multiplication invented by Hynecek.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6491, Videometrics IX, 649111 (29 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.706072
Show Author Affiliations
Nao Otsuka, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Vo Le Cuong, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Pavel Karimov, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
Kohsei Takehara, Kinki Univ. (Japan)
T. Goji Etoh, Kinki Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6491:
Videometrics IX
J.-Angelo Beraldin; Fabio Remondino; Mark R. Shortis, Editor(s)

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