Development of a high resolution, active matrix flat-panel imager with enhanced fill factor

Larry E. Antonuk, Youcef El-Mohri, Weidong Huang, Kyung Wook Jee, Manat Maolinbay, Victor E. Scarpine, Jeffrey H. Siewerdsen, Manav Y. Verma, John Yorkston, Robert A. Street

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The development and initial characterization of an active matrix, flat-panel imager (AMFPI) incorporating a newly designed, indirect-detection array is reported. The array has a 127 micrometers pitch, a 1536 X 1920 pixel format, and incorporates a pixel design comprising a discrete a-Si:H photodiode coupled to an a-Si:H thin-film transistor. The array represents an aggressive redesign of a previously reported array having the same pitch and format. In particular, this new array was designed with the dual goals of maximizing the optical fill factor so as to enhance sensitivity as well as minimizing the data line capacitance so as to reduce additive electronic noise. Although constrained by the sue of discrete photodiodes, the new design nevertheless successfully achieves a fill factor of approximately 56 percent along with a data line capacitance of approximately 50 pF which are significant improvements over the previous design. In this paper, considerations in the design of such arrays are reviewed and performance results of the AMFPI, based on initial empirical results and theoretical considerations, are presented. Finally, possible trends in the future development of indirect and direct detection AMFPIs are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-13
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Imaging 1997: Physics of Medical Imaging - Newport Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 23 1997Feb 23 1997


  • Active-matrix flat-panel imagers
  • Diagnostic x-ray imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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