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Development Of Intensified Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs) And Solid State Arrays
Author(s): Thomas F. Lynch
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Paper Abstract

Work has been done with extending the useful imaging and detection range of CCD's and Solid State Arrays. This was accomplished both through direct optical coupling and bonding of image intensifiers to the arrays and using the arrays in the electron bombarded mode. The bonding of the intensifier is accomplished by matching the fiber optic output window of the image intensifier to the geometry of the array and bonding this special tube directly to the surface of the CCD. It has been shown that the useful range of a CCD may be extended four orders of magnitude using these techniques in coupling a microchannel plate image intensifier to the CCD array. The performance shows full image detection, not threshold imaging, down to 10-5 ft-cd input with the array running at standard TV scan rates. This has been accomplished in a package 2.0 inches in diameter and less than 1.5 inches long. Other tubes have been made with arrays mounted inside the tube envelope and using a photocathode to image the photoelectrons on the array which is operated in the electron bombarded mode. All of this work was done with presently available CCD,CID and photodiode arrays made by Reticon, Fairchild and General Electric.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1978
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0143, Applications of Electronic Imaging Systems, (15 September 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956546
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Thomas F. Lynch, ITT Electro-Optical Products Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0143:
Applications of Electronic Imaging Systems
Richard E. Franseen; Dieter K. Schroder, Editor(s)

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