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This 3D example shows how to calculate the Point Spread Function (PSF) and Modulation Transfer Function (MTF). We will calculate the PSF and MTF when the central set of 4 pixels are fully illuminated with green light (550nm).

 

Solvers

FDTD

Associated files

CMOS_psf.fsp

CMOS_psf_analysis.lsf

See also

CMOS image sensors

Angular response 3D

Related publications

F. Hirigoyen, A. Crocherie, J. M. Vaillant, and Y. Cazaux, “FDTD-based optical simulations methodology for CMOS image sensors pixels architecture and process optimization” Proc. SPIE 6816, 681609 (2008)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.766391

 

J. Vaillant, A. Crocherie, F. Hirigoyen, A. Cadien, and J. Pond, "Uniform illumination and rigorous electromagnetic simulations applied to CMOS image sensors," Opt. Express 15, 5494-5503 (2007)

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-9-5494.

Produced in collaboration with Axel Crocherie, Flavien Hirigoyen, Jérôme Vaillant and Yvon Cazaux of STMicroelectronics, France.

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