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Front-illuminated CCD area image sensor



Front-illuminated FFT-CCD, high near IR sensitivity

The S9973-1008 is a family of FFT-CCD image sensors specifically designed for low-light-level detection in scientific applications. By using the binning operation, the S9973-1008 can be used as a linear image sensor having a long aperture in the direction of the device length. This makes the S9973-1008 ideally suited for use in spectrophotometry. The binning operation offers significant improvement in S/N and signal processing speed compared with conventional methods by which signals are digitally added by an external circuit. The S9973-1008 also features low noise and low dark signal (MPP mode operation). This enables low-light-level detection and long integration time, thus achieving a wide dynamic range. The S9973-1008 is pin compatible with the S9970/S9971 series. (Operating conditions and characteristics are a little bit different from the S9970/S9971 series.)

-1024 (H) × 252 (V) pixel format
-Pixel size: 24 × 24 μm
-Line/pixel binning
-100% fill factor
-Wide dynamic range
-Low dark signal
-Low readout noise
-MPP operation
-High near IR sensitivity

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Type Binning type
Standard type
Image size 24.576 x 6.048 mm
Number of effective pixels 1024 x 252 pixels
Pixel size 24 x 24 μm
Spectral response range 400 to 1100 nm
Line rate (typ.) 34 lines/s
Line rate (max.) 139 lines/s
Dark current (typ.) 2000 e-/pixel/s
Readout noise (typ.) 4 e- rms
Cooling One-stage TE-cooled
Package Ceramic
Dedicated driver circuit C7025-02
Note Temporary window, UV coat and FOP coupling are available upon request (made-to-order product)
Measurement condition Typ. Ta=25 ℃, unless otherwise noted, frame rate: area scanning ,Dark current: MPP mode

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