Single-Photon Imaging

  • Peter Seitz
  • Albert JP Theuwissen

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 160)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. R. Daniel McGrath
    Pages 27-47
  3. Hiroaki Aihara
    Pages 49-62
  4. Verle Aebi, Kenneth Costello
    Pages 63-72
  5. Mark Stanford Robbins
    Pages 103-121
  6. Edoardo Charbon, Matthew W. Fishburn
    Pages 123-157
  7. David Stoppa, Andrea Simoni
    Pages 275-300
  8. Francis Müller, Christof Fattinger
    Pages 329-344
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 345-351

About this book


The acquisition and interpretation of images is a central capability in almost all scientific and technological domains. In particular, the acquisition of electromagnetic radiation, in the form of visible light, UV, infrared, X-ray, etc. is of enormous practical importance. The ultimate sensitivity in electronic imaging is the detection of individual photons. With this book, the first comprehensive review of all aspects of single-photon electronic imaging has been created. Topics include theoretical basics, semiconductor fabrication, single-photon detection principles, imager design and applications of different spectral domains. Today, the solid-state fabrication capabilities for several types of image sensors has advanced to a point, where uncoooled single-photon electronic imaging will soon become a consumer product. This book is giving a specialist´s view from different domains to the forthcoming “single-photon imaging” revolution. The various aspects of single-photon imaging are treated by internationally renowned, leading scientists and technologists who have all pioneered their respective fields.


CMOS image sensing Charge coupled device (CCD) image sensing Design and applications of image sensors Low-noise image sensing Semiconductor fabrication: image sensor manufacture Semiconductor image sensing Single-photon image sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Seitz
    • 1
  • Albert JP Theuwissen
    • 2
  1. 1.CSEM SALandquartSwitzerland
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyDelftNetherlands

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