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Single-Photon Imaging


Do you want to work as a researcher in one of the worldwide leading image sensors R&D team? Are you passionate about image sensors and integrated circuits? Do you want to pursue research and innovation on cutting-edge research themes? The 'Integrated Radiation and Image Sensors' team at FBK has a research position available, check it out at

The final program of IEEE Topics on Microelectronics (ToM) Courses 2017 at University of Pavia - Pavia (Italy), has been announced:

The ToM series provides a wide range of focused talks on leading-edge microelectronics topics. IRIS will be there in September 2017, with senior researcher Matteo Perenzoni sharing with you some insights on time-to-digital converters which can be used for sensing applications. We hope to see you there!

IRIS will be at the two CNES workshops in Toulouse, "Radiation Effects on Optoelectronic Detectors" (16/11), and "Photon Counting, Low Flux and High Dynamic Range Optoelectronic Detectors" (17/11) presenting the latest advances in single-photon detectors and imagers.

16/11, 2:55pm: Irradiation Tests on CMOS Digital Silicon Photomultipliers for Ranging Applications
M. Perenzoni, D. Perenzoni, D. Stoppa, C. Virmontois, FBK, CNES

A paper co-authored by FBK-IRIS an the University of Trento has been published on the open-access Sensors journal (MDPI):

Perenzoni, M.; Pancheri, L.; Stoppa, D. Compact SPAD-Based Pixel Architectures for Time-Resolved Image Sensors. Sensors 2016, 16, 745.

Do you want to have a great opportunity for your future career?

Would you like to work in a stimulating and young environment?

Have you ever desired to put your hands on state-of-the-art tools and instruments?

We are looking right now for highly motivated and ambitious students who want to pursue their PhD in the field of microelectronics and sensors here in the IRIS research unit of FBK. We currently have several joint PhD positions with scolarship with three affiliated universities:

SUPERTWIN project is now on-line!

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IRIS group successfully attended the Innovation Village held in Brussels from 4th to 7th of April, presenting a demo of a new Quantum Random Number generator based on a CMOS SPAD detector array, developed within the local project Siquro.

We would like to thank every visitor for the interest shown. Do not hesitate to contact us for any further information!

SuperTwin, a H2020 Future Emerging Technology project, has been recently launched with FBK-IRIS unit as coordinator.

The project aims at developing a microscope based on quantum effects of photon entanglement in order to overcome the limits of classical implementations.

Read the press release!


SUPERTWIN is a project funded by the European Union within the Excellent Science - Future and Emerging Technologies section of the FETOPEN-2014-2015-RIA Horizon 2020 (H2020) Framework Programme, a programme that supports the early-stages of the science and technology research and innovation around new ideas towards radically new future technologies. SUPERTWIN will develop the new generation of optical microscope systems, exploiting the properties of entangled photons to acquire images at a resolution beyond the classical Rayleigh limit of about half the photon wavelength.