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Quanta Image Sensor

Photon-Counting &
Photon Number Resolving
Image Sensor Family

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Main Features

  • Photon-counting sensitivity

  • Accurate photon number resolving

  • Stacked Backside Illuminated (BSI) CMOS process

  • Excellent low-light imaging performance

  • Deep sub-electron read noise

  • Industry-leading low dark current

  • High quantum efficiency

  • High intra-scene dynamic range

  • No avalanche gain, no deadtime, no high voltage

  • On-chip programmable gain and ADC bit-depth

  • Color and mono

  • On-chip temperature sensor

  • Patented pixel design and sensor architecture

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Selected Applications

  • Scientific

  • Medical

  • Defense

  • Industrial

  • Space

  • Other High-Performance

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41 MP Photon Counting Quanta Image Sensor

Pixel Pitch


Frame rate

30fps @41MP

Read noise

0.35e- @20C

Dark current

0.06e-/pix/s @20C

Dynamic range

95dB (Single-shot)

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16 MP Photon Counting Quanta Image Sensor

Pixel Pitch


Frame rate

30fps @16MP

Read noise

0.19e- @20C

Dark current

0.008e-/pix/s @20C

Dynamic range

80dB (Single-shot)

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4 MP Photon Counting Quanta Image Sensor

Pixel pitch


Frame rate

60fps @4MP

Read noise

0.35e- @20C

Dark current

0.1e-/pix/s @20C

Dynamic range

96dB (Single-shot)

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Sub-Electron Read Noise & Low Dark Current

Industry-leading low-light imaging capability

  • Read noise <0.2 electron r.m.s. at 25C

  • Dark current lower than 0.002 electron/pixel/sec at 10C

  • Small pixel size and high resolution

  • Photon-counting without electron multiplication, high voltage, or dead-time

Reliable Photon Counting & Photon Number Resolving

  • Accurate photon-counting

  • Reliable photon number resolving with more than 99% accuracy (less than 1% Bit-Error-Rate)

  • Large photon-counting range up to 100s and 1000s of photoelectrons

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High Quantum Efficiency

  • Advanced backside illuminated (BSI) technology

  • >80% of QE at 500nm wavelength Excellent pixel isolation and color cross-talk ​


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High Dynamic Range Imaging

High Dynamic Range Imaging ​ Our proprietary imaging technologies, enable single-exposure high-dynamic-range imaging, without sacrificing low-light imaging performance or introducing additional motion artifacts. ​

  • 95dB intra-scene dynamic range with 2.2μm pixels

  • More than 120dB with multi-exposure

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High Pixel Resolution & High Frame Rate

High-speed image capturing with Gigajot proprietary cluster-parallel sensor architecture, implemented in a stacked BSI process.​ ​ Need a specific resolution, pixel size, or frame rate? CONTACT US

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