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Conception and realization of spectral sorters

  title={Conception and realization of spectral sorters},
  author={Ujwol Palanchoke},
The advancement and scaling effect in complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) and micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) technology has made possible to make smaller image sensors with higher density of imaging pixels to respond at the demand of low cost imagers. Generally, the higher pixel density in imaging system is achieved by shrinking the size of each pixel in an array. The shrinking of pixel dimension however deteriorates the optical efficiency and therefore impose the tradeoff… 
Plasmon-based spectral filtering with metallic nanostructures for CMOS image sensors
Image sensors have experienced a renewed interest with the prominent market growth of wireless communication, together with a diversification of functionalities. In particular, a recent application


Optical confinement methods for continued scaling of CMOS image sensor pixels.
This work investigates and compares three methods for guiding incident light from the microlens down to the photodiode and finds significant improvement for the TIR designs with properly chosen parameters and nearly full spatial crosstalk elimination using metal to confine the light.
Optical Performances of Lensless Sub-2micron Pixel for Application in Image Sensors
In this paper we will report on the optical performances of submicron planar lensless pixels arranged in the 2 £ 2 Bayer cell conflguration, the basic element of CMOS colour image sensors. The 2D
Integrated color pixels in 0.18-microm complementary metal oxide semiconductor technology.
  • P. Catrysse, B. Wandell
  • Materials Science
    Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, image science, and vision
  • 2003
This work designed and prototyped integrated color pixels in a standard 0.18-microm CMOS technology and found to exhibit wavelength selectivity in the visible range, and used simulations to predict the transmittance.
Microlens performance limits in sub-2mum pixel CMOS image sensors.
It is established for a three-metal-layer pixel that diffraction prevents the microlens from acting as a focusing element when pixels become smaller than 1.4 microm, and predicted that one- metal-layer or backside-illuminated pixels are required to extend the functionality of microlenses beyond the 1.
Optical efficiency of image sensor pixels.
  • P. Catrysse, B. Wandell
  • Physics
    Journal of the Optical Society of America. A, Optics, image science, and vision
  • 2002
The optical efficiency of a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor pixel is calculated by using a geometrical-optics phase-space approach and it is shown how to use these optical efficiency calculations to trade off image Sensor pixel sensitivity and functionality as CMOS process technology scales.
Plasmonic photon sorters for spectral and polarimetric imaging
Colour cameras mimic the human eye and record only a small part of the information contained in the incoming light. Modern image sensing techniques, which subdivide the light spectrally or record
How small should pixel size be?
This paper describes a methodology, using a camera simulator and image quality metrics, for determining the optimal pixel size, and it is shown that the optimalpixel size scales with technology, btu at slower rate than the technology itself.
CMOS image sensors: State-of-the-art and future perspectives
  • A. Theuwissen
  • Art
    ESSCIRC 2007 - 33rd European Solid-State Circuits Conference
  • 2007
Over the last decade, CMOS image sensor technology made huge progress. Not only the performance of the imagers was drastically improved, but also their commercial success boomed after the
Engineering Optical Antenna for Efficient Local Field Enhancement
Optical antennas have been widely used for variety of applications such as sensitive photodetection, efficient light emission, high-resolution imaging, heat-assisted magnetic recording, and
SNR metric and crosstalk in color image sensor of small size pixel
According to the high resolution trend in CMOS image sensor, pixel size is shrinking continuously towards and beyond 1.0 μm and reaching technical barrier to get the required performance. To achieve