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Optimization Of Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Imager Performance For Astronomy
Author(s): David H. Lumb; Gordon R. Hopkinson
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Paper Abstract

The effect of readout noise from CCD output stages can be reduced by paying attention to the design of the external circuitry. Techniques are described, with particular reference to GEC devices, for the reduction of capacitance and improvement in the gain of the output stage. The characteristics of several correlated double sampling schemes are reviewed and values for the output noise are predicted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 November 1982
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0331, Instrumentation in Astronomy IV, (16 November 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933442
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David H. Lumb, University of Leicester (United Kingdom)
Gordon R. Hopkinson, University of Leicester (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0331:
Instrumentation in Astronomy IV
David L. Crawford, Editor(s)

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