This title appears in the Scientific Report : 2014 

Operational principles of silicon image sensors
Durini, Daniel (Corresponding Author)
Arutinov, David
Zentralinstitut für Elektronik; ZEA-2
High Performance Silicon Imaging. Fundamentals and Applications of CMOS and CCD Image Sensors
UK Woodhead Publishing Ltd. Elsevier Imprint 2014
25 - 77
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This chapter discusses in detail the physics behind the different silicon based photodetector technologies. It analyses the challenges and perspectives of silicon based photosensors with a brief overview of hybrid and 3D sensor technology.Key words : silicon based phototransduction , active pixel architectures, complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) photosensors, charge coupled device (CCD), silicon imaging, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), hybrid and 3D detector technology.