4 March 2014 A time-resolved image sensor for tubeless streak cameras
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This paper presents a time-resolved CMOS image sensor with draining-only modulation (DOM) pixels for tube-less streak cameras. Although the conventional streak camera has high time resolution, the device requires high voltage and bulky system due to the structure with a vacuum tube. The proposed time-resolved imager with a simple optics realize a streak camera without any vacuum tubes. The proposed image sensor has DOM pixels, a delay-based pulse generator, and a readout circuitry. The delay-based pulse generator in combination with an in-pixel logic allows us to create and to provide a short gating clock to the pixel array. A prototype time-resolved CMOS image sensor with the proposed pixel is designed and implemented using 0.11um CMOS image sensor technology. The image array has 30(Vertical) x 128(Memory length) pixels with the pixel pitch of 22.4um. .
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Keita Yasutomi, SangMan Han, Min-Woong Seo, Taishi Takasawa, Keiichiro Kagawa, Shoji Kawahito, "A time-resolved image sensor for tubeless streak cameras", Proc. SPIE 9022, Image Sensors and Imaging Systems 2014, 902202 (4 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2041150; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2041150
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