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Design and operation of self-biased high-gain amplifier arrays for photon-counting sensors
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Paper Abstract

Design and operation of high-gain (> 1000), low-power (< 75 (mu) W), ultra low-noise amplifier arrays are presented. The amplifier array is operated in self-biased mode, such that all amplifiers are biased irrespective of threshold mismatches, and operate with low reset noise. The amplifiers are designed for possible incorporation as pixels of hybrid solid-state photon-counting sensor. The cell pitch is 30 micrometers in 1.2 micrometers CMOS technology. Design and experimental results from small arrays of the two most promising amplifier circuits are reported. Design issues for obtaining sub-electron input-referred noise from these in- pixel amplifiers are discussed. A performance summary is incorporated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1996
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2745, Infrared Readout Electronics III, (26 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243541
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Bedabrata Pain, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Eric R. Fossum, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2745:
Infrared Readout Electronics III
Eric R. Fossum, Editor(s)

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