23 February 2006 Development of a 300,000-pixel ultrahigh-speed high-sensitivity CCD
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We are developing an ultrahigh-speed, high-sensitivity broadcast camera that is capable of capturing clear, smooth slow-motion videos even where lighting is limited, such as at professional baseball games played at night. In earlier work, we developed an ultrahigh-speed broadcast color camera1) using three 80,000-pixel ultrahigh-speed, highsensitivity CCDs2). This camera had about ten times the sensitivity of standard high-speed cameras, and enabled an entirely new style of presentation for sports broadcasts and science programs. Most notably, increasing the pixel count is crucially important for applying ultrahigh-speed, high-sensitivity CCDs to HDTV broadcasting. This paper provides a summary of our experimental development aimed at improving the resolution of CCD even further: a new ultrahigh-speed high-sensitivity CCD that increases the pixel count four-fold to 300,000 pixels.
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H. Ohtake, T. Hayashida, K. Kitamura, T. Arai, J. Yonai, K. Tanioka, H. Maruyama, T. Goji Etoh, D. Poggemann, A. Ruckelshausen, H. van Kuijk, Jan T. Bosiers, "Development of a 300,000-pixel ultrahigh-speed high-sensitivity CCD", Proc. SPIE 6119, Semiconductor Photodetectors III, 61190E (23 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.645371; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.645371
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