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A New MOS Phototransistor Operating in a Non-Destructive Readout Mode

Kazuya Matsumoto, Tsutomu Nakamura, Atsushi Yusa and Shohei Nagai

Olympus Optical Co. Ltd.

(Received February 7, 1985; accepted for publication April 20, 1985)

A new MOS phototransistor with high optical gain and non-destructive readout operation is proposed as a photosensor in an imaging device. The principle of this device is a conduction mechanism whereby an incident light changes the surface potential under the MOS gate and the electron current flowing in a buried channel is modulated by the surface potential. The device has a saturation exposure value of 0.1 lx·s, saturation output voltage of 500 mV at VDD=2 V, the dynamic range of 50 dB with no signal processing and non-destructive readout operation.

URL: http://jjap.jsap.jp/link?JJAP/24/L323/
DOI: 10.1143/JJAP.24.L323


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