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The low-noise revolution changes the game … again

Company / Organizer Hamamatsu Photonics
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  • Past Event, On Demand
  • Original Date: January 22, 2021

Virtual: Photonics Spectra Conference 2021

Presentation: The low-noise revolution changes the game … again

In this presentation, Brad Coyle and colleagues explore the new developments in scientific CMOS (sCMOS) camera technology. At the surface, it would seem that cameras simply need to go faster or have more "sensitivity" to improve performance. It is truly the combination of high speed, high quantum efficiency (QE), high uniformity, plus low read noise that make advancements possible. With low read noise as the anchor, these features coalesce to give the ultimate camera performance and produce images with high signal to noise ratio, even in photon-starved conditions. Scientific CMOS have many improvements compared to noisier technologies such as CCDs, and EMCCDs (electron multiplying CCDs). Images that are innately quiet provide the best data for quantitative and computational imaging techniques and pave the way for successful implementation of AI.


Brad Coyle
OEM Camera Product Manager, Hamamatsu

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