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An integrated CMOS detection system for optical short-pulse
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Paper Abstract

We present design of a front-end readout system consisting of charge sensitive amplifier (CSA) and pulse shaper for detection of stochastic and ultra-small semiconductor scintillator signal. The semiconductor scintillator is double sided silicon detector (DSSD) or avalanche photo detector (APD) for high resolution and peak signal reliability of γ-ray or X-ray spectroscopy. Such system commonly uses low noise multichannel CSA. Each CSA in multichannel includes continuous reset system based on tens of MΩ and charge-integrating capacitor in feedback loop. The high value feedback resistor requires large area and huge power consumption for integrated circuits. In this paper, we analyze these problems and propose a CMOS short pulse detection system with a novel CSA. The novel CSA is composed of continuous reset system with combination of diode connected PMOS and 100 fF. This structure has linearity with increased input charge quantity from tens of femto-coulomb to pico-coulomb. Also, the front-end readout system includes both slow and fast shapers for detecting CSA output and preventing pile-up distortion. Shaping times of fast and slow shapers are 150 ns and 1.4 μs, respectively. Simulation results of the CMOS detection system for optical short-pulse implemented in 0.18 μm CMOS technology are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8989, Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XVI, 89890I (8 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2038931
Show Author Affiliations
Chang-Gun Kim, Chung-Ang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Nam-Pyo Hong, Chung-Ang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Young-Wan Choi, Chung-Ang Univ. (Korea, Republic of)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8989:
Smart Photonic and Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits XVI
Louay A. Eldada; El-Hang Lee; Sailing He, Editor(s)

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