Digital CCD Spectroscopy System

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A CCD (Charge Coupled Device) is a silicon based multichannel array detector of UV, visible and near-infra light.  They are used for Raman spectroscopy because they are extremely sensitive to light (and thus suitable for analysis of the inherently weak Raman signal), and allow multichannel operation (which means that the entire Raman spectrum can be detected in a single acquisition).  CCDs are widely used, not least as the sensors in digital cameras, but versions for scientific spectroscopy are of a considerably higher grade to give the best possible sensitivity, uniformity and noise characteristics.

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April 30, 2012