Comparison of EMCCD post-processing methods for photon counting flux ranges

Nassim Rousset, Jérémie Villeneuve, Jean Hughes Fournier-Lupien, Anis Attiaoui, Gabriel Taillon, Sébastien Francoeur, Olivier Daigle

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Abstract

Several post-processing methods were proposed to overcome the excess noise factor induced by EMCCD multiplication register. Each method has a unique effect on SNR. However, since SNR does not account for photometric accuracy, it cannot be reliably used to directly compare the performance of these algorithms. A normalized quadratic error that accounts for both SNR and accuracy is proposed as an alternative figure of merit. This approach provides a quantitative and rigorous comparison. Using both experimental and simulated frames in the faint-flux range, it is used to compare the existing EMCCD post-processing methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI
PublisherSPIE
Volume9154
ISBN (Print)9780819496225
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventHigh Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 2014 Jun 222014 Jun 25

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OtherHigh Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period14/6/2214/6/25

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EMCCD
Photon Counting
Post-processing
counting
Photons
Fluxes
registers
photons
Processing
multiplication
figure of merit
Range of data
Noise Factor
Excess
Figure
Multiplication
Alternatives

Keywords

  • Astronomical imaging
  • Bayesian inference
  • EMCCD physics
  • Faint-ux imaging
  • Image post-processing
  • Photodetector figure of merit
  • Photometric accuracy
  • Photon counting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Rousset, N., Villeneuve, J., Fournier-Lupien, J. H., Attiaoui, A., Taillon, G., Francoeur, S., & Daigle, O. (2014). Comparison of EMCCD post-processing methods for photon counting flux ranges. In High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI (Vol. 9154). [91540F] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055350

Comparison of EMCCD post-processing methods for photon counting flux ranges. / Rousset, Nassim; Villeneuve, Jérémie; Fournier-Lupien, Jean Hughes; Attiaoui, Anis; Taillon, Gabriel; Francoeur, Sébastien; Daigle, Olivier.

High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI. Vol. 9154 SPIE, 2014. 91540F.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Rousset, N, Villeneuve, J, Fournier-Lupien, JH, Attiaoui, A, Taillon, G, Francoeur, S & Daigle, O 2014, Comparison of EMCCD post-processing methods for photon counting flux ranges. in High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI. vol. 9154, 91540F, SPIE, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI, Montreal, QC, Canada, 14/6/22. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055350
Rousset N, Villeneuve J, Fournier-Lupien JH, Attiaoui A, Taillon G, Francoeur S et al. Comparison of EMCCD post-processing methods for photon counting flux ranges. In High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI. Vol. 9154. SPIE. 2014. 91540F https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055350
Rousset, Nassim ; Villeneuve, Jérémie ; Fournier-Lupien, Jean Hughes ; Attiaoui, Anis ; Taillon, Gabriel ; Francoeur, Sébastien ; Daigle, Olivier. / Comparison of EMCCD post-processing methods for photon counting flux ranges. High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VI. Vol. 9154 SPIE, 2014.
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