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Optical design of microlens array for CMOS image sensors
Author(s): Rongzhu Zhang; Liping Lai
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Paper Abstract

The optical crosstalk between the pixel units can influence the image quality of CMOS image sensor. In the meantime, the duty ratio of CMOS is low because of its pixel structure. These two factors cause the low detection sensitivity of CMOS. In order to reduce the optical crosstalk and improve the fill factor of CMOS image sensor, a microlens array has been designed and integrated with CMOS. The initial parameters of the microlens array have been calculated according to the structure of a CMOS. Then the parameters have been optimized by using ZEMAX and the microlens arrays with different substrate thicknesses have been compared. The results show that in order to obtain the best imaging quality, when the effect of optical crosstalk for CMOS is the minimum, the best distance between microlens array and CMOS is about 19.3 μm. When incident light successively passes through microlens array and the distance, obtaining the minimum facula is around 0.347 um in the active area. In addition, when the incident angle of the light is 0o~22o, the microlens array has obvious inhibitory effect on the optical crosstalk. And the anti-crosstalk distance between microlens array and CMOS is 0 μm~162 μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9685, 8th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of Micro- and Nano-Optical Devices and Systems; and Smart Structures and Materials, 968502 (25 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2242261
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Rongzhu Zhang, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Liping Lai, Sichuan Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9685:
8th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of Micro- and Nano-Optical Devices and Systems; and Smart Structures and Materials
Xiangang Luo; Tianchun Ye; Tingwen Xin; Song Hu; Minghui Hong; Min Gu, Editor(s)

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