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Quanta imaging sensors: achieving single-photon counting without avalanche gain
Author(s): D. Starkey; W. Deng; J. Ma; S. Masoodian; E. R. Fossum
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports on the state of the art of the Quanta Image Sensor (QIS) being developed by Dartmouth. The QIS is a photon-counting image sensor. Experimental 1Mpixel devices have been implemented in a modified backside-illuminated stacked CMOS image sensor process. Without the use of avalanche multiplicative gain, the sensors have achieved room temperature average read noise of 0.22e- rms (analog readout) permitting photon counting, and over 1000fps readout at under 20mW total power dissipation including pads (single-bit digital readout).

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10639, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications X, 106391Q (14 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2309630
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D. Starkey, Dartmouth College (United States)
W. Deng, Dartmouth College (United States)
J. Ma, Gigajot Technology, Inc. (United States)
S. Masoodian, Gigajot Technology, Inc. (United States)
E. R. Fossum, Dartmouth College (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10639:
Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications X
Thomas George; Achyut K. Dutta; M. Saif Islam, Editor(s)

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