Synopses & Reviews
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.
This is the first comprehensive review of all aspects of single-photon electronic imaging. The topics covered include basic theory, semiconductor fabrication, single-photon detection principles, imager design and applications of different spectral domains.
Table of Contents
Fundamentals of noise in optoelectronics.- Semiconductor technology for single-photon image sensing.- Hybrid Avalanche Photodiode Array (APD) Imaging.- Electron Bombarded Semiconductor Image Sensors.- Silicon Photomultipliers, SiPM.- Electron-Multiplying CCDs, EMCCD.- Monolithic Single-Photon Avalanche Photodetectors, SPAD.- Single-photon CMOS imaging through bandwidth optimization.-Architectures for low-noise CMOS electronic imaging.-Low-noise electronic imaging with double-gate FETs and charge-modulation devices.- Energy-sensitive single-photon X-ray and particle imaging.- Single-photon imaging for astronomy and aerospace applications.- Single-photon imaging for the life sciences.- Single-photon imaging for time-of-flight range 3D imaging