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3D Image Sensors Activity 3D Image Sensors

Time-Of-Flight (TOF) measuring technique relies on the measurement of the round-trip time needed by a light pulse to travel from the measurement system to a target and back again, which has been actively investigated by the SOI research unit since 2002, exploring a number of different techniques.

Single-Photon Imaging Activity Single-Photon Imaging

Single Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPADs) allow detecting the arrival of a single photon for each pixel, potentially with the possibility of recording the arrival time. Since 2004, SOI research unit has been conducting research in the field of devices and circuits for single photon detection.

Computational Vision Activity Computational Vision

Vision Sensors are special devices which not only capture the target image but also try to gather extra information directly at the chip level, making them an ideal component for an ultra-low power system. SOI research unit is investigating several vision sensors with advanced on-chip processing capabilities enabling beyond state-of-the-art low power performance.

Multispectral and THz Activity Multispectral and THz

Multispectral imaging adds the wavelength as another variable capable of increasing the information carried by an image. Since 2005, the SOI research unit directed research efforts beyond the visible range, exploring x-ray, infrared and terahertz radiation as regions of strong interest for imaging.

Silicon Photomultipliers Activity Silicon Photomultipliers

The IRIS activity on Silicon Photomultipliers leads to the development of new SiPM technologies, aimed the the optimization of different detector parameters, such as the Dark Count Rate, the Breakdown Voltage uniformity, the Photo Detection Efficiency, the Excess Noise Factor and the Dynamic Range.

Ionizing Radiation Detectors Activity Ionizing Radiation Detectors

Building on a 20-year long experience in the field, we design, simulate and fabricate in house custom silicon detectors for different needs, ranging from scientific research to industrial products. The production exploits the benefits of the recently upgraded 6", detector-grade clean room available at FBK and operated by MTLab and a long-term expertise on specific detector technologies in high-energy physics applications.