23 July 2014 EMCCDs: 10 MHz and beyond
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EMCCDs are capable of MHz pixel rate whilst maintaining sub-electron readout noise. Tens of frames per second are common place for large and medium EMCCD formats (1k×1k, 512×512), while smaller formats can reach hundreds and even thousand of frames per second. For applications where speed is a key factor, overclocked EMCCD were used at or beyond the manufacturer’s specifications. Very few data were published on the impacts of high speed clocking of EMCCDs, either vertically or horizontally. This paper presents characterization results of EMCCDs clocked at high speed.
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Olivier Daigle, Olivier Daigle, Oleg Djazovski, Oleg Djazovski, Myriam Francoeur, Myriam Francoeur, Denis G. Laurin, Denis G. Laurin, René Doyon, René Doyon, } "EMCCDs: 10 MHz and beyond", Proc. SPIE 9154, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI, 91540B (23 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2054977; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2054977
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