Image smear caused by frame transfer in CCD detectors is considered in terms of an image restoration problem, and an efficient method of achieving smear removal is described and demonstrated. A frequency analysis of the image smearing process identifies optimal regimes for the operation of the CCD.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
(040.1520) Detectors : CCD, charge-coupled device
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(100.2980) Image processing : Image enhancement
(110.4850) Imaging systems : Optical transfer functions
Keith Powell, Deeph Chana, David Fish, and Chris Thompson, "Restoration and Frequency Analysis of Smeared CCD Images," Appl. Opt. 38, 1343-1347 (1999)