Image sensor research now underway promises to overhaul low-light photography — eventually

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A brand new image sensor — the Quanta Image Sensor (QIS) — now under development at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering could fundamentally revamp the field of low-light photography. The inventors are not just any random pair of whizbrains. One of them –Professor Eric Fossum — an engineer and physicist — has something of a track record. He already invented the CMOS image sensor (complementary metal oxide semiconductor), currently used in almost all cellphone and digital cameras, webcams and medical imaging. Eric Fossum’s 1995 CMOS image sensor Fossum got some help from PhD candidate Jiaju Ma, both of whom spent three years developing pixels for the QIS. The new…

 
 

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