Super-resolution: Imaging beyond the pixel size limit

Tamer A. Elkhatib, Khaled N. Salama

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We have implemented a new high resolution imaging system independent of the image sensor's pixel size. This superresolution is achieved by integrating a nano-aperture patterned in the first metal layer within the pixel using a standard CMOS process. The image sensor's focal plane is scanned with a sub-micron step to obtain the super-resolution image. To experimentally verify the operation of our technique, we have fabricated a standard 3-Transistors (3T) active pixel sensors with integrated nano-apertures in a 0.13μm CMOS technology. Here,we describe the concept of our super-resolution imaging and elaborate on our fabricated design and experimental setup.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4672135
Pages (from-to)515-518
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the Custom Integrated Circuits Conference
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE 2008 Custom Integrated Circuits Conference, CICC 2008 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 21 2008Sep 24 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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