Are large image sensors a perfect fit for large field of view microscope applications?
In the last years nearly all microscope manufacturers used image circles with 18 mm diameter to image their field of view to cameras connected to their microscopes. Only recently some microscope manufacturers increased their field of view to offer more information to their customers. However this also resulted in larger image circles to be covered by cameras with their image sensors. Therefore a run for cameras with appropriate image sensors started, and soon large image sensors were advertised, such that the questions arose: are larger image sensors a perfect fit for large field-ofview (FOV) microscope applications. Before the question can be answered, we should have a look to the relationship between resolution, magnification, spectral range and pixel size of image sensors.
EL & PL Imaging
Electroluminescence (EL) & Photoluminescence (PL) imaging for fast detection of solar cell and module quality with scientific grade cameras.
...how to understand dynamic and the influence on imaging applications
The resolution of an image sensor describes the total number of pixel which can be used to detect an image. From the standpoint of the image sensor it is sufficient to count the number and describe it usually as product of the horizontal number of pixel times the vertical number of pixel which give the total number of pixel, for example...
FOM 2014 Camera Tutorial I.
This is a pdf version of the FOM 2014 Camera Tutorial part I. given by G. Holst (PCO AG).
USB 3.0 pco camera interface
This application note “USB 3.0 camera interface” discusses features and issues of the PCO USB 3.0 interface. Included in this discussion is the configuration of recommended hardware and software.
pixel size & sensitivity
The relationship between pixel size of an image sensor and its sensitivity is discussed in detail to illuminate the reality behind the myth that “larger pixel image sensors are always more sensitive than small pixel sensors”.
...is linearity important for imaging applications?
noise in general
overview on noise sources in a CCD camera system
pco.camera - timing issues
An overview on the timing of output and input signals is given for pco.camera. Furthermore the timing of double shutter/exposure image recording is described.
shading in large image sensors
...why are the corners of my image so black?
...smear is what?
warm or hot pixels - explanation and methods to replace them...
binning or dynamic control of pixels
...blooming in a CCD camera?