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Dark Current Random Telegraph Signals in Solid-State Image Sensors

Virmontois, Cédric and Goiffon, Vincent and Robbins, Mark S. and Tauziède, Laurie and Geoffray, Hervé and Raine, Mélanie and Girard, Sylvain and Gilard, Olivier and Magnan, Pierre and Bardoux, Alain Dark Current Random Telegraph Signals in Solid-State Image Sensors. (2013) IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 60 (n° 6). pp. 4323-4331. ISSN 0018-9499

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TNS.2013.2290236

Abstract

This paper focuses on the Dark Current-Random Telegraph Signal (DC-RTS) in solid-state image sensors. The DCRTS is investigated in several bulk materials, for different surface interfaces and for different trench isolation interfaces. The main parameter used to characterize the DC-RTS is the transition maximum amplitude which seems to be the most appropriate for studying the phenomenon and identifying its origin. Proton, neutron and Co-60 Gamma-ray irradiations are used to study DC-RTS induced by both Total Ionizing Dose (TID) and Displacement damage (Dd) dose. Conclusions are drawn by analyzing the correlation between the exponential slope of the transition maximum amplitude histogram and the location of the DC-RTS-induced defects. The presented results can be extrapolated to predict DC-RTS distributions in various kinds of solid state image sensors.

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Institution:French research institutions > Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives - CEA (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Other partners > Surrey Satellite Technology (UNITED KINGDOM)
Other partners > Université Jean Monnet - St Etienne (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Vincent Goiffon
Deposited On:05 Mar 2014 10:43

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