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1 July 1991 Application of low-noise CID imagers in scientific instrumentation cameras
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CIDTEC has developed a PC-based instrumentation camera incorporating a preamplifier per row CID imager and a microprocessor/LCA camera controller. The camera takes advantage of CID X-Y addressability to randomly read individual pixels and potentially overlapping pixel subsets in true nondestructive (NDRO) as well as destructive readout modes. Using an oxy- nitride fabricated CID and the NDRO readout technique, pixel full well and noise levels of approximately 1*106 and 40 electrons, respectively, were measured. Data taken from test structures indicates noise levels (which appear to be 1/f limited) can be reduced by a factor of two by eliminating the nitride under the preamplifier gate. Due to software programmability, versatile readout capabilities, wide dynamic range, and extended UV/IR capability, this camera appears to be ideally suited for use in spectroscopy and other scientific applications.
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Joseph Carbone, J. Hutton, Frank S. Arnold, Jeffrey J. Zarnowski, S. VanGorden, Michael J. Pilon, and Mark V. Wadsworth "Application of low-noise CID imagers in scientific instrumentation cameras", Proc. SPIE 1447, Charge-Coupled Devices and Solid State Optical Sensors II, (1 July 1991);


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