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CCD Charge Collection Efficiency And The Photon Transfer Technique
Author(s): James Janesick; Kenneth Klaasen; Tom Elliott
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Paper Abstract

The charge-coupled device (CCD) has shown unprecendented performance as a photon detector in the areas of spectral response, charge transfer and readout noise. Recent experience indicates, however, that the full potential for the CCD's charge collection efficiency (CCE) lies well beyond that which is realized in currently available devices. In this paper, we present a definition of CCE performance and introduce a standard test tool (the photon transfer technique) for measuring and optimizing this important COD parameter. We compare CCE characteristics for different types of CODs, discuss the primary limitations in achieving high CCE performance, and outline the prospects for future improvement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1985
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0570, Solid-State Imaging Arrays, (11 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.950297
Show Author Affiliations
James Janesick, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Kenneth Klaasen, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Tom Elliott, California Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0570:
Solid-State Imaging Arrays
Eustace L. Dereniak; Keith N. Prettyjohns, Editor(s)

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