Roadmap for CMOS image sensors: Moore meets Planck and Sommerfeld

@inproceedings{Catrysse2005RoadmapFC,
  title={Roadmap for CMOS image sensors: Moore meets Planck and Sommerfeld},
  author={Peter B. Catrysse and Brian A. Wandell},
  booktitle={IS\&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging},
  year={2005}
}
The steady increase in CMOS imager pixel count is built on the technology advances summarized as Moore's law. Because imagers must interact with light, Moore's Law impact differs from its impact on other integrated circuit applications. In this paper, we investigate how the trend towards smaller pixels interacts with two fundamental properties of light: photon noise and diffraction. Using simulations, we investigate three consequences of decreasing pixel size on image quality. First, we… 
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