Simulations of Passive Matrix Polymer Image Sensors

Abstract

Two-dimensional passive photodiode matrices are hardly useful for image sensing due to the crosstalk between pixels. This crosstalk makes it difficult to recover information from individual pixels. A switching unit attached to each sensing unit has been the common solution in image sensors (such as in CMOS sensors and in TFT-PiN a-Si photosensors). A novel organic photodiode with voltage-switchable photosensitivity was developed recently. Passive photodiode matrices made with such organic photodiodes can be used for image sensing applications. This circuit simulation study demonstrates an effective scheme to extract images from passive photodiode matrices, concluding that individual photodiode parameters determine the contrast and resolution of N by M image sensors.

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Braun, D., Yu, G. Simulations of Passive Matrix Polymer Image Sensors. MRS Online Proceedings Library 558, 339–344 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-558-339

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