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PSF and non-uniformity in a monolithic fully depleted 4T CMOS image sensor
Author(s): J. Ivory; K. D. Stefanov; P. Turner; A. D. Holland
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Paper Abstract

Lateral charge diffusion is one of the main contributors to the Point Spread Function (PSF) in CMOS image sensors, due to the small depth to which they can be depleted. This can have an adverse effect on the spatial resolution of the sensor and the measured shape of the observed object. In this paper, PSF measurements are made on a novel CMOS detector capable of reverse bias and full depletion. The PSF is measured with the Virtual Knife Edge (VKE) technique at five wavelengths, from 470 nm to 940 nm, to ascertain wavelength dependence. The inter- and intra-pixel non-uniformity is examined to determine the difference between pixels as well as within the pixels themselves. Finally, the pixel structure is also evaluated using a 1 µm spot of light to examine the effect of the internal layout of a pixel on the sensitivity to light. These factors all impact precision astronomical measurements and so need to be understood before use in science missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2018
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10709, High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VIII, 1070928 (12 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2313485
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J. Ivory, Ctr. for Electronic Imaging, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
K. D. Stefanov, Ctr. for Electronic Imaging, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)
P. Turner, Teledyne e2v (United Kingdom)
A. D. Holland, Ctr. for Electronic Imaging, The Open Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10709:
High Energy, Optical, and Infrared Detectors for Astronomy VIII
Andrew D. Holland; James Beletic, Editor(s)

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