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Memristor-based unit cell for a detector readout circuit
Author(s): Chris Yakopcic; Tarek M. Taha; Guru Subramanyam; Stanley Rogers
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a memristor based unit cell design for a readout integrated circuit (ROIC). The memristor is a nonvolatile nanoscale circuit component that has dynamic resistance dependent on the total charge applied between the positive and negative terminals. In the circuit presented, the memristor acts as the integrator in the unit cell. This eliminates the need for a large integrating capacitor. Simulations demonstrate the functionality of the unit cell, where the memristor is accurately modeled according to previously published device characterization data. The results show that memristors can potentially be used to reduce the unit cell area, which could increase the fill factor of the photodetector in single chip detector and readout designs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8165, Unconventional Imaging, Wavefront Sensing, and Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging and Non-Imaging Sensor Systems, 81651F (8 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.895951
Show Author Affiliations
Chris Yakopcic, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Tarek M. Taha, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Guru Subramanyam, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Stanley Rogers, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8165:
Unconventional Imaging, Wavefront Sensing, and Adaptive Coded Aperture Imaging and Non-Imaging Sensor Systems
Stanley Rogers; David P. Casasent; Jean J. Dolne; Thomas J. Karr; Victor L. Gamiz, Editor(s)

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