An Organic Active-Matrix Imager

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

IEEE Trans. Electron Devices, ieeexplore.ieee.org, Volume 55, Issue 2, p.527-532 (2008)

ISBN:

0018-9383

Keywords:

2008, 2013 and earlier, calibration, Etching, field effect transistor, field effect transistors, first-order calibration technique, fixed pattern noise, image sensors, inkjet printing, integrated optoelectronics, Lithography, Logic gates, OFETs, organic active-matrix imager, organic compounds, pattern integrated organic FET, Pentacene, photoconducting materials, photoconductor, photolithography, printing, thin-film transistors (TFTs), Transistors

Abstract:

In this paper, a proof of concept 4 x 4 active-matrix imager fabricated at near room temperature (< 95 degC) is presented. Conventional
photolithography and inkjet printing were used to pattern integrated
organic FETs and photoconductors. The design and characterization of a
pixel circuit is described. A simple first-order calibration technique is
used to partially compensate for fixed pattern noise. Following the
calibration, the imager is shown to correctly image a "T" pattern.