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Multispectral and THz


There are 2 PhD positions available in the Integrated Radiation and Image Sensor research unit in FBK, on the following two subjects:

  • "Terahertz image sensors in CMOS technologies" - ref: M. Perenzoni
  • "Ultra-low power vision systems for environmental applications" - ref: M. Gottardi

The candidates should have skills in electronics and in particular in integrated circuits design and electronics systems, and she/he should have the capability to tackle the problem from the idea to its design and practical realization.

Physics and Applications of Terahertz Radiation (Perenzoni, Matteo, Paul, Douglas J.)

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We would like to thank all the contributors and participants to the 2013 Researchers' Night, which has been a wonderful and successful event!

A special thank to all the people who visited our booth inside the Muse museum, playing with our photons and leaving their thermal fingerprint... hope to see you next time with new and even more exciting stuff to show!

Vorremmo ringraziare tutti quanti hanno contribuito e partecipato alla Notte dei Ricercatori 2013, che e' stato un bellissimo evento di successo!

The 27th of September, 2013, the SOI research unit will be at the Researchers' Night 2013, held in the Muse Trento museum.

The following demos and installations will be shown:

  • Advanced diagnosys techniques
  • Seeing the invisible: the heat
  • Human-machine interaction
  • What happens when shooting a photo?

Come, meet and have fun with us!

The paper "Analysis Of CMOS 0.13µm Test Structures For 0.6 To 1.5THz Imaging" has been accepted at the 38th Annual International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves. It will be held in Mainz, Germany, on September 1 - 6, 2013, at the Congress Center Mainz (Rheingoldhalle).


ViMagiC (Versatile Magnetic Imaging Chip) is an internal explorative research project funded by CMM (Center of Material and Microsystem), FBK, aiming at developing a magnetic imaging device.

The NAOMI project ("NAno on MIcro approach to a multispectral analytical system for protein assays") tackles the challenge to develop miniaturized, multispectral protein chips, focusing on the combination of nano and micro technologies to deliver compact, reliable and potentially low cost diagnostic instruments with improved analysis performances.

Mutivis (Multispectral Terahertz Infrared and Visible Imaging and Spectroscopy) is a EU funded project under the 7th Framework Programme aiming at developing a monolithic image sensor with trispectral capabilities and a complete imaging and spectroscopy system.


There are wavelenghts which cannot be sensed directly by CMOS devices because, simply, silicon is transparent to that radiation. Thermal infrared radiation, from 8 to 14 micrometers of wavelength, is one of these and usually takes advantage from bolometers technology for detection. Nevertheless, CMOS is still fundamental for the readout integrated circuit and by employing on-chip signal processing it can solve or mitigate many of the drawbacks that the bolometers technology has, such as the relatively large non-uniformity and the thermal drifts due to self-heating processes.

Main activities

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.