OSA's Digital Library

Journal of Display Technology

Journal of Display Technology


  • Vol. 9, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 651–655

Driving Scheme Using MIS Photosensor for Luminance Control of AMOLED Pixel

Yuri Vygranenko, Miguel Fernandes, Andrei Sazonov, and Manuela Vieira

Journal of Display Technology, Vol. 9, Issue 8, pp. 651-655 (2013)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (554 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

  • Export Citation/Save Click for help


This paper presents a new driving scheme utilizing an in-pixel metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) photosensor for luminance control of active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) pixel. The proposed 3-TFT circuit is controlled by an external driver performing the signal readout, processing, and programming operations according to a luminance adjusting algorithm. To maintain the fabrication simplicity, the embedded MIS photosensor shares the same layer stack with pixel TFTs. Performance characteristics of the MIS structure with a ${{nc}}{{--}}{{Si}}:{{H}}/a{{-}}{{Si}}:{{H}}$ bilayer absorber were measured and analyzed to prove the concept. The observed transient dark current is associated with charge trapping at the insulator–semiconductor interface that can be largely eliminated by adjusting the bias voltage during the refresh cycle. Other factors limiting the dynamic range and external quantum efficiency are also determined and verified using a small-signal model of the device. Experimental results demonstrate the feasibility of the MIS photosensor for the discussed driving scheme.

© 2013 IEEE

Yuri Vygranenko, Miguel Fernandes, Andrei Sazonov, and Manuela Vieira, "Driving Scheme Using MIS Photosensor for Luminance Control of AMOLED Pixel," J. Display Technol. 9, 651-655 (2013)

Sort:  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset


  1. G. Gu, S. R. Forest, "Design of flat-panel displays based on organic light-emitting devices," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 83-99 (1998).
  2. Thin-Film Transistors (Marcel Dekker, 2003).
  3. M. Bagheri, S. J. Ashtiani, A. Nathan, "Fast voltage-programmed pixel architecture for AMOLED displays," J. Display Technol. 6, 191-195 (2010).
  4. G. Reza Chaji, A. Nathan, "Low-power low-cost voltage-programmed a-Si:H AMOLED display for portable devices," J. Display Technol. 4, 233-237 (2008).
  5. G. R. Chaji, S. Alexander, J. M. Dionne, Y. Azizi, C. Church, J. Hamer, J. Spindler, A. Nathan, "Stable RGBW AMOLED display with OLED degradation compensation using electrical feedback," IEEE Solid-State Circuits Conf. Dig. Tech. Papers (2010) pp. 118-119.
  6. H. Lifka, W. Oepts, N. Bramante, S. Deane, D. Fish, N. Young, A. Steer, D. George, A. Giraldo, "Optical feedback for AMOLED pixel circuits," ECS Trans. 3, 23-33 (2006).
  7. N. P. Papadopoulos, A. A. Hatzopoulos, D. K. Papakostas, "An improved optical feedback pixel driver circuit," IEEE Trans. Electron Devices 56, 229-235 (2009).
  8. M. H. Kang, J. H. Hur, Y. D. Nam, E. H. Lee, S. H. Kim, J. Jang, "An optical feedback compensation circuit with a-Si:H thin-film transistors for active matrix organic light emitting diodes," J. Non-Cryst. Solids 354, 2523-2528 (2008).
  9. D. Fish, N. Young, S. Deane, A. Steer, D. George, A. Giraldo, H. Lifka, O. Gielkens, W. Oepts, "Optical feedback for AMOLED display compensation using LTPS and a-Si:H technologies," SID Dig. 36, 1340-1343 (2005).
  10. H.-J. In, K.-H. Oh, O.-K. Kwon, C. H. Hyun, S.-C. Kim, "A luminance adjusting algorithm for high resolution and high image quality AMOLED displays of mobile phone applications," IEEE Trans. Consumer Electron. 56, 1191-1195 (2010).
  11. M. R. Esmaeili-Rad, A. Sazonov, A. Nathan, "Analysis of the off current in nanocrystalline silicon bottom-gate thin-film transistors," J. Appl. Phys. 103, 074502 (2008).
  12. M. R. Esmaeili-Rad, A. Sazonov, A. Nathan, "Absence of defect state creation in nanocrystalline silicon thin film transistors deduced from constant current stress measurements," Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 113511 (2007).
  13. M. Fernandes, Y. Vygranenko, M. Vieira, G. Heiler, T. Tredwell, A. Nathan, "Transient current in a-Si:H-based MIS photosensors," Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. on Amorphous and Polycrystalline Thin-Film Silicon Science and Technol. (2008).
  14. M. Fernandes, Y. Vygranenko, A. Fantoni, R. Martins, M. Vieira, "Spectral response characterization of a-Si:H-based MIS-type photosensors," Phys. Stat. Solid. (c) 5, 3410-3413 (2008).

Cited By

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited