Photometric limits for digital camera systems

Journal article
(Original article)


Publication Details

Author(s): Schöberl M, Brückner A, Foessel S, Kaup A
Journal: Journal of Electronic Imaging
Publication year: 2012
Volume: 21
Journal issue: 2
ISSN: 1560-229X


Abstract


Image sensors for digital cameras are built with ever decreasing pixel sizes. The size of the pixels seems to be limited by technology only. However, there is also a hard theoretical limit for classical video camera systems: During a certain exposure time only a certain number of photons will reach the sensor. The resulting shot noise thus limits the signal-to-noise ratio. In this letter we show that current sensors are already surprisingly close to this limit. © 2012 SPIE and IS&T.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Kaup, Andre Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Multimediakommunikation und Signalverarbeitung
Schöberl, Michael
Lehrstuhl für Multimediakommunikation und Signalverarbeitung


How to cite

APA:
Schöberl, M., Brückner, A., Foessel, S., & Kaup, A. (2012). Photometric limits for digital camera systems. Journal of Electronic Imaging, 21(2). https://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JEI.21.2.020501

MLA:
Schöberl, Michael, et al. "Photometric limits for digital camera systems." Journal of Electronic Imaging 21.2 (2012).

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