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Fusion: ultra-high-speed and IR image sensors
Author(s): T. Goji Etoh; V. T. S. Dao; Quang A. Nguyen; M. Kimata
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Paper Abstract

Most targets of ultra-high-speed video cameras operating at more than 1 Mfps, such as combustion, crack propagation, collision, plasma, spark discharge, an air bag at a car accident and a tire under a sudden brake, generate sudden heat. Researchers in these fields require tools to measure the high-speed motion and heat simultaneously. Ultra-high frame rate imaging is achieved by an in-situ storage image sensor. Each pixel of the sensor is equipped with multiple memory elements to record a series of image signals simultaneously at all pixels. Image signals stored in each pixel are read out after an image capturing operation. In 2002, we developed an in-situ storage image sensor operating at 1 Mfps 1). However, the fill factor of the sensor was only 15% due to a light shield covering the wide in-situ storage area. Therefore, in 2011, we developed a backside illuminated (BSI) in-situ storage image sensor to increase the sensitivity with 100% fill factor and a very high quantum efficiency 2). The sensor also achieved a much higher frame rate,16.7 Mfps, thanks to the wiring on the front side with more freedom 3). The BSI structure has another advantage that it has less difficulties in attaching an additional layer on the backside, such as scintillators. This paper proposes development of an ultra-high-speed IR image sensor in combination of advanced nano-technologies for IR imaging and the in-situ storage technology for ultra-highspeed imaging with discussion on issues in the integration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9555, Optical Sensing, Imaging, and Photon Counting: Nanostructured Devices and Applications, 95550N (28 August 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2190512
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T. Goji Etoh, Ritsumeikan Univ. (Japan)
V. T. S. Dao, Ritsumeikan Univ. (Japan)
Quang A. Nguyen, Ritsumeikan Univ. (Japan)
M. Kimata, Ritsumeikan Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9555:
Optical Sensing, Imaging, and Photon Counting: Nanostructured Devices and Applications
Manijeh Razeghi; Dorota S. Temple; Gail J. Brown, Editor(s)

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