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The image capture device incorporates an array of photodetectors, utilizing an integral current mirror formed at each photodetector location to increase photodetector current output. A correlated double sampling circuit is also formed at each photodetector location to sum the current generated by the current mirror over each exposure period, so as to produce a voltage proportional to the radiation intensity incident at each photodetector location. The correlated double sampling circuit is used to reduce noise in the photodetected signal and to eliminate the effect of dark current. Combining the image capture device with a unique lenslet array forms an extremely compact optical array camera. An embodiment with a mechanical shutter is also disclosed.

Title
Compact image capture device
Application Number
8/699306
Publication Number
6141048
Application Date
August 19, 1996
Publication Date
October 31, 2000
Inventor
Mark Marshall Meyers
Hamlin
NY, US
Agent
James D Leimbach
Assignee
Eastman Kodak Company
NY, US
IPC
H04N 3/14
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