The Nobel Prize in Physics 2009 was divided, one half awarded to Charles Kuen Kao "for groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in fibers for optical communication", the other half jointly to Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith "for the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit – the CCD sensor".
Charge-Coupled Device (CCD) Image Sensor Market is driven by low price of CCD base image sensors; low cost advantage of charge-coupled device (CCD) image sensor is estimated to exhaust due to obsolesce of this technology. http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/charge-coupled-device-image-sensor-market.html
CCD: The Heart of a Digital Camera (How a charge-coupled Device works)
The new Corning Epic BT is the industry’s first optically based, single mode benchtop label-free detection system for cell based and biochemical assays. Corning’s Epic BT System is a feature packed device with simple easy to use data collection software and it uses a charge coupled device (CCD) to detect wavelength shift for analyzing whole microplates. http://www.labcritics.com/2013/07/05/corning-introduces-epic-bt-label-free-detection-system/
VideoSecu CCTV Home Video Smoke Detector Covert Spy Security Camera Color CCD Wide Angle Lens 420TVL for DVR Surveillance System with Preamp Audio Microphone, Power Supply and Extension Cable CHC by VideoSecu. $63.99. This color CCD video camera, looking like standard smoke detectors, in a Non-Working Smoke Detector Housing. It employs a CCD (charge coupled device) solid-state imaging device which provides high quality and high reliability. It has 420 lines Hi Resolution...
VideoSecu PIR Pinhole Lens Covert Security Camera 420TVL for CCTV DVR Home Surveillance with Camera Power Supply CKD by VideoSecu. $49.99. This high quality color CCD video camera looks like standard PIR motion detectors, in a Non-Working PIR Housing. It employs CCD (charge coupled device) solid-state imaging device which provides high quality and high reliability. It has 420 lines horizontal resolution. This camera has auto-white balance control and automatic gain control,...
ENGINEERING: As a light-gathering pixel exceeds its capacity to hold captured photons, the excess energy spills over into the adjacent pixel (or pixels, if the second pixel also fills to its capacity). This spillover, called “blooming,” produces a spike of light on every bright star in the image. https://www.astronomics.com/blooming_t.aspx