In this letter, a noise formula is newly proposed to calculate the low frequency noise for the three kinds of amorphous silicon, low temperature polycrystalline silicon, and amorphous indium-gallium-zinc oxide (a-IGZO) thin film transistors (TFTs). It is found that the noise behavior of the TFT depends on its drain current in a simple manner. Based on the analysis, the ratios of drain current to the noise level for these TFTs are compared. It reveals that a-IGZO TFT is the best candidate to be used in the active pixel sensor.
- active pixel sensor (APS)
- amorphous indium-gallium-zinc oxide (a-IGZO)
- low frequency noise (LFN)
- Thin-film transistor (TFTs)