A commercial scientific camera has been adapted and characterized at the SOLEIL Synchrotron with the aim to improve the acquisition capabilities on the soft X-ray coherent scattering experimental station at SEXTANTS beamline. This device is equipped by the last generation of back side illuminated scientific CMOS (BSI-sCMOS) of 2048 by 2048 pixels of 11 μm2 able to acquire low noise images with a frame rate up to 48 Hz. The camera’s performance measurements have been done and shows a good level of readout noise, a large full-well capacity, a medium dark current and a good homogeneity, respectively, 1.6 e- rms (in High Gain mode), 80 000 e- (in Low Gain mode),<5 e-/pixel/s and ∼ 1%. The quantum efficiency (QE) measurement has been performed at the soft x-ray branch of the METROLOGIE beamline and gives a relatively good agreement with the expected theoretical values. Finally, the demonstration of the camera’s efficiency and of the gain in useful time measurement related to the high frame rate have been performed with a series of Airy patterns images compared with an image recorded using the standard BSI-CDD already in operation at the SEXTANTS beamline.
Characterization of a back-illuminated CMOS camera for soft x-ray coherent scattering
Kewin Desjardins, Horia Popescu, Pascal Mercère, Claude Menneglier, Roland Gaudemer, Karina Thånell, Nicolas Jaouen; Characterization of a back-illuminated CMOS camera for soft x-ray coherent scattering. AIP Conf. Proc. 15 January 2019; 2054 (1): 060066. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5084697
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