Sharp's new sensor - just curious

Started Nov 8, 2006 | Discussions thread
Eric Fossum
Eric Fossum Senior Member • Posts: 1,399
Re: silver halide crystals aka grains

I am really going to have to get my gigapixel digital film sensor paper posted soon. The paper proposes using binary pixels (e.g. geiger-mode photodiodes) that I call jots and that are very very small. The jots are readout and OR'd together to create a grain, and the grains are then digitally developed by software to create pixels and an image. Grain size can be dynamically varied, both inter-frame and intra-frame.

This paper was presented at the 2005 IEEE Workshop on CCDs and Advanced Image Sensors in Karuizawa, Japan and also at the Shizuoka University symposium on Nanoelectronics in Nov 2005 (I think).

I will try to put it up on the Siimpel site. Siimpel owns the pending patent.

-Eric

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