Back-illuminated three-dimensionally integrated CMOS image sensors for scientific applications
August 27, 2007
SOI-based active pixel image sensors have been built in both monolithic and vertically interconnected pixel technologies. The latter easily supports the inclusion of more complex pixel circuitry without compromising pixel fill factor. A wafer-scale back-illumination process is used to achieve 100% fill factor photodiodes. Results from 256 x 256 and 1024 x 1024 pixel arrays are presented, with discussion of dark current improvement in the differing technologies.