Characterization of the CCD and CMOS cameras for grating-based phase-contrast tomography

Pavel Lytaev, Alexander Hipp, Lars Lottermoser, Julia Herzen, Imke Greving, Igor Khokhriakov, Stephan Meyer-Loges, Jörn Plewka, Jörg Burmester, Michele Caselle, Matthias Vogelgesang, Suren Chilingaryan, Andreas Kopmann, Matthias Balzer, Andreas Schreyer, Felix Beckmann

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In this article we present the quantitative characterization of CCD and CMOS sensors which are used at the experiments for microtomography operated by HZG at PETRA III at DESY in Hamburg, Germany. A standard commercial CCD camera is compared to a camera based on a CMOS sensor. This CMOS camera is modified for grating-based differential phase-contrast tomography. The main goal of the project is to quantify and to optimize the statistical parameters of this camera system. These key performance parameters such as readout noise, conversion gain and full-well capacity are used to define an optimized measurement for grating-based phase-contrast. First results will be shown.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopments in X-Ray Tomography IX
EditorsStuart R. Stock
ISBN (Electronic)9781628412390
StatePublished - 2014
EventDevelopments in X-Ray Tomography IX - San Diego, United States
Duration: 18 Aug 201420 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceDevelopments in X-Ray Tomography IX
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • CCD and CMOS sensors
  • Grating-based interferometry
  • Phase-contrast tomography
  • UFO-project


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