Low Light Level CCD Technology (L3 Technology) from E2V

An interesting new development from E2V that can give fast-readout and sub-electron noise.

 CCD65 : TV style sensor , active area 11.5 x 8.6 mm, 576 x 288 pixels.

CCD60 : WFS style sensor, 128 x 128 pixels. Now available thinned.

CCD87: 512 x 512 pixel thick device with 16um pixels

CCD97: Thinned version of CCD87.


Application of L3 Technology to Wavefront Sensing, Simon Tulloch,SPIE5490-34, June2004

Photon Counting and Fast Photometry with L3 CCDs, Simon Tulloch, SPIE5492, June 2004


Photon Counting Stategies with L3 CCDs , A.Basden

Sub Electron noise at MHz pixel rates, Craig Mackay, SPIE 43061 (pdf)

The LLLCCD: Low Light Imaging without the need for an intensifier, Jerram, Pool, SPIE4306 (pdf)

More on Statistics

Paper from Marconi: low Level Imaging, Spencer and Catlett (please note Marconi are now  E2V)

 A paper outlining possible applications of a fast-readout CCD for obtaining Hi-Strehl images without adaptive optics:

Investigation into L3 CCD Performance, (word), (pdf) Simon Tulloch Aug03


E2V Web Page

Cambridge University Lucky Astronomy Page

Andor Technology L3 Tutorial

More Information

Lecture by SMT, Microsoft PowerPoint (includes section on Deep Depletion CCDs also)

Taormina Presentation (Draft)


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