CMOS Active Column Sensor for biodetection applications based on Surface Plasmon Resonance uri icon


  • A CMOS Active Column Sensor (ACS) with FPN noise reduction is developed for Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) biosensing applications. For a SPR interface where the materials are compatible with a post-CMOS fabrication process a 68°coupling angle and a reflectance change of 75% are obtained. Furthermore, these materials provide the possibility of integration with the rest of the elements in an SPR biosensor in a single chip, including a CMOS ACS for the photodetection stage. The 20×20 ¿m2 pixel uses a n-well/p-sub photodiode, three transistors (3T) configuration, with a 61% fill factor and 5.2 ¿V/e- conversion gain. Non Correlated Double sampling (NCDS) and double delta sampling (DDS) schemes are implemented for noise handling, where a Monte Carlo analysis shows a reduction of the output's variance. © 2012 IEEE.

Publication date

  • December 1, 2012