The application of CCD-TV-cameras to high speed techniques is presently limited by the speed of the serial signal read out. Many CCD-Sensors are constructed using the frame transfer technique. Then it is possible to take two pictures within a time interval of about 400 μs. The electronical storage of a picture on the CCD make other applications possible. On is the use of stroboscopic illumination. Another possibility is the electronical Cranz-Schardin-Camera. The third application described in this paper is a CCD streak camera. In this camera the exposure is necessary during the fast frame transfer from the lightsensing area to the memory of the device. The time resolution was 1.6 μs with standard driver circuits and can be faster with high current shift pulses. Furthermore, a reduction of the frame size makes high speed sequences possible.
R. Germer, R. Germer,
"High Speed Video Techniques With Ccd-Cameras", Proc. SPIE 0674, 17th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.975587; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.975587