Techniques for operating charge coupled devices (ccd's) in very high speed framing mode

Richard S. Aikens, Patrick M. Epperson, M. Bonner Denton

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New concepts for operating charge coupled devices (CCD's) in a multiple frame transfer mode which allow very high speed imaging of transient phenomena are described. These methods coupled with the inherent advantages of slow scan readout, including high dynamic range, low noise and excellent linearity, provide unique, new observational capabilities. Appropriate masking techniques allow a large portion of the COD to be employed as a high speed image buffer. Applications include spatial imaging of rapidly moving objects, observations of transient spectral chemical phenomena and the study of rapid physiological motion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-54
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Nov 8 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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