Scientific cameras – from fundamentals of light sensing to quantum imaging

The capabilities of scientific imaging – or general light detection for that matter – have always been intertwined closely with the available technologies. Digital imaging using semiconductor sensors has been dominated for decades by the charge-coupled device (CCD) technology and its descendants like ICCD and EMCCD. Since about a decade, CCD technology has been challenged  in scientific applications by CMOS technology.

To review the state of the art of ultra low light imaging, including different photon counting techniques, Hamamatsu Photonics invites you to a seminar about scientific imaging with cameras. The first part will cover the general basics about imaging with cameras, while the second part will introduce and benchmark current options for ultra low light imaging.

Session 1: Fundamentals of scientific Imaging with cameras (30 – 40min)
Camera concepts, semiconductor light sensing, sensitivity, resolution

Coffee Break

Session 2: qCMOS and EMCCD – an evaluation and evolution of ultra low light detection (30 – 40min)
Sensor implementations, single photon counting, photon number resolving, quantum imaging

Presenter: Sebastian Beer, Application Specialist