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Large-format image sensors based on custom Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode arrays
Author(s): Brian F. Aull; Erik K. Duerr; Jonathan P. Frechette; K. Alexander McIntosh; Daniel R. Schuette; Vyshi Suntharalingam; Richard D. Younger
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Paper Abstract

Over the past 20 years, we have developed arrays of custom-fabricated silicon and InP Geiger-mode avalanche photodiode arrays, CMOS readout circuits to digitally count or time stamp single-photon detection events, and techniques to integrate these two components to make back-illuminated solid-state image sensors for lidar, optical communications, and passive imaging. Starting with 4 × 4 arrays, we have recently demonstrated 256 × 256 arrays, and are working to scale to megapixel-class imagers. In this paper, we review this progress and discuss key technical challenges to scaling to large format.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2018
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10729, Optical Sensing, Imaging, and Photon Counting: From X-Rays to THz, 107290B (18 September 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2322656
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Brian F. Aull, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Erik K. Duerr, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Jonathan P. Frechette, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
K. Alexander McIntosh, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Daniel R. Schuette, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Vyshi Suntharalingam, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Richard D. Younger, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10729:
Optical Sensing, Imaging, and Photon Counting: From X-Rays to THz
Oleg Mitrofanov; Chee Hing Tan; José Luis Pau Vizcaíno; Manijeh Razeghi, Editor(s)

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