The use of commercial CCD cameras as linear detectors in the physics undergraduate teaching laboratory
A commercial charge-coupled device TV camera has been combined with a computer video digitizer to provide an inexpensive linear two-dimensional optical detector that can be used to collect spectral and spatial information. The equipment is capable of storing an image of 512 x 512 pixels, with eight-bit precision. Software has been developed to process and display the data. The system has been used in a first-year physics laboratory to make quantitative measurements of position and intensity of Fraunhofer diffraction patterns and to record optical emission spectra.
Elliott, K. H., & Mayhew, C. A. (1998). The use of commercial CCD cameras as linear detectors in the physics undergraduate teaching laboratory. European Journal of Physics, 19(2), 107. https://doi.org/10.1088/0143-0807/19/2/002