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8 November 1984 High Sensitivity Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Imagers For Television
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In this paper we report on new, fully manufacturable, high sensitivity frame-transfer-type charge coupled device (CCD) image sensors developed for high performance television applications including low light level surveillance and color broadcast cameras. A novel feature of these charge coupled device (CCD) imagers is a thinned configuration which allows illumination from the backside of the device, providing very high quantum efficiency in excess of 60% over the entire visible spectrum for the whole imager area with anti-blooming drains. This high quantum efficiency, together with the very low noise charge coupled device (CCD) read-out capability of less than 35 electrons root mean square (rms) per pixel provides outstanding low-light-level camera performance.
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Eugene D. Savoye, Donald F. Battson, Thomas W. Edwards, William N. Henry, Donald R. Tshudy, L.Franklin Wallace, Gary W. Hughes, Walter F. Kosonocky, Peter A. Levine, and Frank V. Shallcross "High Sensitivity Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Imagers For Television", Proc. SPIE 0501, State-of-the-Art Imaging Arrays and Their Applications, (8 November 1984); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.944642
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