Charge coupled device (CCD) image sensors

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Charge coupled devices (CCDs) have been the most common high performance imaging detector for nearly all scientific and industrial imaging applications since the 1980s. In this chapter the CCD imager and its use for high performance imaging are described. The focus is on scientific and industrial applications which require quantitative measurements of the incident scene, especially in low light level conditions and when spectral information is also required. The architecture and operation of CCDs as well as their quantitative characterization and most important operational parameters are also described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHigh Performance Silicon Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationFundamentals and Applications of CMOS and CCD sensors
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780857097521
ISBN (Print)9780857095985
StatePublished - May 14 2014


  • Charge coupled devices
  • Detectors
  • Scientific imaging
  • Sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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