Organic sensors

Started Jan 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
Eric Fossum
Eric Fossum Senior Member • Posts: 1,208
Re: Organic sensors

Interesting for sure, and from a good group.  There are many materials one could consider putting on top of an image sensor for readout.  For example, amorphous selenium was explored at least 20 years ago in Japan.  So-called quantum films have also been explored and are being commercialized (Invisage).  In the end, it is about dark current, lag, and read noise, once the manufacturing issues are sorted out.  So far none of these have made it to the big time, not the least of which has to do with them being able to show a compelling advantage.  2x sensitivity with 10x noise is not quite compelling, and these organics are a long way from being in the right zone for commercial products.  Maybe they will get there, but the mainstream technology is also a moving target.  So, only time will tell.

Still, interesting.

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