Comparison of SONY ILX511B with Hamamatsu S10420

One of the key elements in a diffractive spectrometer is the line array detector used to measure intensity versus wavelength. Two of the more popular detector arrays are the low cost SONY ILX511B front illuminated CCD and the higher cost Hamamatsu S10420 Back-Thinned CCD (BT-CCD). It is generally a difficult task to make a direct comparison of detector arrays based purely on the data sheet information. Therefore, Ibsen Photonics has done comparative measurements on these two detector arrays when used …