10 September 2014 Mk x Nk gated CMOS imager
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Our paper will describe a recently designed Mk x Nk x 10 um pixel CMOS gated imager intended to be first employed at the LLNL National Ignition Facility (NIF). Fabrication involves stitching MxN 1024x1024x10 um pixel blocks together into a monolithic imager (where M = 1, 2, . .10 and N = 1, 2, . . 10). The imager has been designed for either NMOS or PMOS pixel fabrication using a base 0.18 um/3.3V CMOS process. Details behind the design are discussed with emphasis on a custom global reset feature which erases the imager of unwanted charge in ~1 us during the fusion ignition process followed by an exposure to obtain useful data. Performance data generated by prototype imagers designed similar to the Mk x Nk sensor is presented.
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James Janesick, Tom Elliott, James Andrews, John Tower, Perry Bell, Alan Teruya, Joe Kimbrough, Jeanne Bishop, "Mk x Nk gated CMOS imager", Proc. SPIE 9211, Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion III, 921106 (10 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2063524; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2063524
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