Photon imaging using post-processed CMOS chips

J. Melai

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    This thesis presents our work on an integrated photon detector made by post-processing of CMOS sensor arrays. The aim of the post-processing is to combine all elements of the detector into a single monolithic device. These elements include a photocathode to convert photon radiation into electronic signals (in the extreme case this conversion is from a single photon into a single electron), an electron multiplication structure to increase the magnitude of the signal pulse and a position sensitive recording element to register the place, time and size of the electron charge pulse. The recording element is part of a CMOS imaging IC. The rest of the detector structure is processed directly onto the CMOS substrate. This method is called postprocessing.
    Original languageUndefined
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    • Schmitz, Jurriaan, Supervisor
    • Salm, Cora, Advisor
    Thesis sponsors
    Award date21 Dec 2010
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Print ISBNs978-90-365-3132-0
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2010


    • EWI-19050
    • SC-RID: Radiation Imaging detectors
    • METIS-275766
    • IR-75409

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