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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1985
  • pp: 287–292

Speckle imaging with the PAPA detector

Costas Papaliolios, Peter Nisenson, and Steven Ebstein  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 287-292 (1985)

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A new 2-D photon-counting camera, the PAPA (precision analog photon address) detector has been built, tested, and used successfully for the acquisition of speckle imaging data. The camera has 512 × 512 pixels and operates at count rates of at least 200,000/sec. In this paper we present technical details on the camera and include some of the laboratory and astronomical results which demonstrate the detector's capabilities.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 9, 1984
Published: January 15, 1985

Costas Papaliolios, Peter Nisenson, and Steven Ebstein, "Speckle imaging with the PAPA detector," Appl. Opt. 24, 287-292 (1985)

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