Imaging visible light with Medipix2

Mac Raighne, Aaron; Brownlee, Colin; Gebert, Ulrike; Maneuski, Dzmitry; Milnes, James; O'Shea, Val; Rügheimer, Tilman K.
November 2010
Review of Scientific Instruments;Nov2010, Vol. 81 Issue 11, p113103
Academic Journal
A need exists for high-speed single-photon counting optical imaging detectors. Single-photon counting high-speed detection of x rays is possible by using Medipix2 with pixelated silicon photodiodes. In this article, we report on a device that exploits the Medipix2 chip for optical imaging. The fabricated device is capable of imaging at >3000 frames/s over a 256×256 pixel matrix. The imaging performance of the detector device via the modulation transfer function is measured, and the presence of ion feedback and its degradation of the imaging properties are discussed.


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