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Self-Scanned Charge Coupled Photodiode (CCPD) Sensor Arrays
Author(s): E. H. Snow; G. P. Weckler
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Paper Abstract

Two competing types of solid state image sensors have been available for some time. CCD imagers have superior low noise, low light level performance, but have relatively poor spectral response characteristics. Self scanned photodiode array (SSPD) imagers can be produced with near ideal silicon spectral response, but have higher readout noise. A new optimized structure, the charge coupled photodiode array (CCPD) imager is described which combines photodiode sensors with CCD readout to provide low light level capability along with ' smooth spectral response and high quantum efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1977
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0116, Solid-State Imaging Devices, (15 December 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955634
Show Author Affiliations
E. H. Snow, Reticon Corporation (United States)
G. P. Weckler, Reticon Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0116:
Solid-State Imaging Devices
Jim Campbell, Editor(s)

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