One of the main problems related to the modern optical measurements concerns the rapid, accurate and parallel data acquisition of one or bi-dimensional images, in order to transfer their information to a computer for further processing. Traditionally, camera tubes or mechanical scanning systems working in conjuction with a detector (photomultiplier or photodiode) are used to pick-up information from the input image. A breakthrough in the optoelectronic interface implementation was achieved by the introduction of all solid-state image sensors (SSIS) for visible and IR radiation.
Dan G. Sporea,
Mihai L. Pascu,
"Solid-State Image Sensors For Laser Interferometry Applications", Proc. SPIE 1121, Interferometry '89, (3 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961337; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.961337