11 January 2007 Solid state replacement of rotating mirror cameras
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Proceedings Volume 6279, 27th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics; 62791U (2007) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.725230
Event: 27th International congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, 2006, Xi'an, China
Rotating mirror cameras have been the mainstay of mega-frame per second imaging for decades. There is still no electronic camera that can match a film based rotary mirror camera for the combination of frame count, speed, resolution and dynamic range. The rotary mirror cameras are predominantly used in the range of 0.1 to 100 micro-seconds per frame, for 25 to more than a hundred frames. Electron tube gated cameras dominate the sub microsecond regime but are frame count limited. Video cameras are pushing into the microsecond regime but are resolution limited by the high data rates. An all solid state architecture, dubbed 'In-situ Storage Image Sensor' or 'ISIS', by Prof. Goji Etoh has made its first appearance into the market and its evaluation is discussed. Recent work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has concentrated both on evaluation of the presently available technologies and exploring the capabilities of the ISIS architecture. It is clear though there is presently no single chip camera that can simultaneously match the rotary mirror cameras, the ISIS architecture has the potential to approach their performance.
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Alan M. Frank, Joseph M. Bartolick, "Solid state replacement of rotating mirror cameras", Proc. SPIE 6279, 27th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, 62791U (11 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.725230; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.725230


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