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New switch-current integration readout structure for infrared focal plane arrays
Author(s): Chih-Cheng Hsieh; Chung-Yu Wu; Far-Wen Jih; Tai Ping Sun; Sheng-Jehn Yang
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Paper Abstract

A new current readout structure for the infrared (IR) focal-plane-array (FPA), called the switch-current integration (SCI) structure is proposed and analyzed. It is found that the proposed SCI readout structure can achieve a good readout performance in a small pixel size. It is clearly shown through the analysis that the proposed SCI readout structure and the associated design technique can be applied to the high density and high performance readout circuit design. The high injection efficiency, good detector bias, high detectivity, and large storage capacity readout performances are achieved in a 50 X 50 micrometers 2 pixel size.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2269, Infrared Technology XX, (17 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.188670
Show Author Affiliations
Chih-Cheng Hsieh, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Chung-Yu Wu, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Far-Wen Jih, Chung Shang Institute of Science and Technology (Taiwan)
Tai Ping Sun, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)
Sheng-Jehn Yang, National Chiao Tung Univ. (Taiwan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2269:
Infrared Technology XX
Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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