1 July 1991 Performance of a thinned back-illuminated CCD coupled to a confocal microscope for low-light-level fluorescence imaging
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This paper describes the results of coupling a Tektronix TK512 CCD imager to a Technical Instruments K2Bio Nipkow disk real-time confocal microscope. The characteristics of the selected TK512 CCD imager are as follows: the chip is a thinned, back-illuminated device which has an anti-reflection coating. The quantum efficiency of the device is 86.4 at 400 nm. The CCD imager is a TK512, silicon CCD which is sensitive from the UV to the near-IR. The sensor is a full-frame area imager, with CCDs fabricated using a buried channel, three-level polysilicon gate process with very high charge-transfer efficiency ($2 0.9999) and low dark current. Low noise on-chip amplifiers provide and interface to external preamplifiers with readout noise typically
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Barry R. Masters, Barry R. Masters, } "Performance of a thinned back-illuminated CCD coupled to a confocal microscope for low-light-level fluorescence imaging", Proc. SPIE 1447, Charge-Coupled Devices and Solid State Optical Sensors II, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45315; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.45315
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