Abstract

A commercially available self-scanning linear sensor array has been operated in an unconventional manner to produce an optical dynamic range in excess of 85 dB.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

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  1. The CCD Image Sensor (Thompson CSF, Totowa, NJ, 1988).
  2. Fairchild Weston CCD Databook (Fairchild Weston Systems, Sunnyvale, CA, 1987).
  3. CCD Image Sensors (Dalsa, Waterloo, ON, Canada, 1989).
  4. Image Sensing Products (EG&G Reticon, Sunnyvale, CA, 1989).
  5. CCD Data Book (Thomson CSF, Totowa, NJ, 1988).
  6. S. G. Chamberlain, J. P. Y. Lee, “A Novel Wide Dynamic Range Silicon Photodetector and Linear Imaging Array,” IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits SC-19, 41–48 (1984).
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1984 (1)

S. G. Chamberlain, J. P. Y. Lee, “A Novel Wide Dynamic Range Silicon Photodetector and Linear Imaging Array,” IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits SC-19, 41–48 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Chamberlain, S. G.

S. G. Chamberlain, J. P. Y. Lee, “A Novel Wide Dynamic Range Silicon Photodetector and Linear Imaging Array,” IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits SC-19, 41–48 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Lee, J. P. Y.

S. G. Chamberlain, J. P. Y. Lee, “A Novel Wide Dynamic Range Silicon Photodetector and Linear Imaging Array,” IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits SC-19, 41–48 (1984).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits (1)

S. G. Chamberlain, J. P. Y. Lee, “A Novel Wide Dynamic Range Silicon Photodetector and Linear Imaging Array,” IEEE J. Solid-State Circuits SC-19, 41–48 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Other (5)

The CCD Image Sensor (Thompson CSF, Totowa, NJ, 1988).

Fairchild Weston CCD Databook (Fairchild Weston Systems, Sunnyvale, CA, 1987).

CCD Image Sensors (Dalsa, Waterloo, ON, Canada, 1989).

Image Sensing Products (EG&G Reticon, Sunnyvale, CA, 1989).

CCD Data Book (Thomson CSF, Totowa, NJ, 1988).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the dynamic range test arrangement.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental results showing the CCD181 nonlinear response; VPG = 12.06 Vdc, ØIC = 11.44 Vdc. The optical dynamic range is >85 dB.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Optical spot profile measured by CCD181 with nonlinear response.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental results showing how the dynamic range varies with VPG and ØIC. Note that the linear-mode points are circled.

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