Definitions for "Charged Coupled Device"
Keywords:  ccd, sensor, pixel, inroads, rgbg
or CCD. A light sensitive chip used for image gathering.
a light-sensitive chip or sensor used in scanners and digital cameras to converts light into digital signals
A CCD chip is an array of light-sensitive elements. When light impinges on the elements electrons are released, producing an electrical current. The elements within the CCD chip are discrete therefore the image produced from the elements contains discrete elements or pixels. See Pixel.
Device which detects incoming photons by storing charge produced by the interaction of the photon and detector material, then transferring that charge sequentially to an amplifier and detector.