Marc D. Neglia


Comparing Standard CCD and Electron Multiplication CCD for Low Light Level Spectroscopy

June 02, 2005

This article compares different CCD platforms by outlining CCD and EMCCD noise sources as well as an explanation of the two calculations to arrive at the signal-to-noise ratio for each. The data presented will show that a liquid nitrogen-cooled CCD camera still is the proper choice for low light level applications, such as Raman spectroscopy.