Pratte, Jean-François

Professeur, Faculté de génie
FAC. GÉNIE Électrique et informatique

Coordonnées

Courriel


819-821-8000, poste 62010

Diplômes

(2008) Doctorate (Ph.D.). Université de Sherbrooke.

(2002) Master's Thesis (M.Sc.A. - Masters). Université de Sherbrooke.

(1999) Bachelor's (B. Eng.). Université de Sherbrooke.

Expérience académique

(2019) Full Professor. Université de Sherbrooke.

Présentation

Sujets de recherche

Integrated Circuits, Sensors and Devices, Micro and Nanoelectronics, Instruments, Imagery.

Disciplines de recherche

Electrical Engineering and Electronic Engineering, Nuclear Medicine.

Mots-clés

3D packaging, Analog design, CMOS, Electronics systems, Integrated circuits, Mixed signal design, Particle physics, Photodetectors, Positron emission tomography, Radiation instrumentation, Single photon avalanche diode, Timing jitter measurements.

Langues parlées et écrites

Anglais, Français

Prix et distinctions

  • (2020) Banting Postoctoral Fellowship (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council) - Audrey Corbeil Therrien*. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). (Distinction).
  • (2016) IEEE Nuclear Plasma Science Society Real Time Conference 2016 - Recognition for Outstanding Paper to Marc-Andre Tetrault*. IEEE Nuclear Plasma Science Society. (Honor).
  • 1st Place 2012 CMC Microsystems Texpo Componentware award Marc-André Tétrault*. CMC Microsystems. (Prize / Award).
  • 1st Place 2013 CMC Microsystems Texpo Componentware Award Vincent Philippe Rhéaume*. CMC Microsystems. (Prize / Award).
  • 1st place 2015 CMC Microsystems Texpo Componentware Competition - Frederic Nolet*. CMC Microsystems. (Prize / Award).
  • 1st place Best Paper Award at the 2012 IEEE Real-time Conference Marc-André Tétrault*. IEEE Real-time Conference. (Prize / Award).
  • 2e place Best Paper Award at the 2011 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (Prize / Award).
  • 2e place Best Paper Award at the IEEE 19th Real-Time Conference Marc-André Tétrault*. IEEE Real-time Conference. (Prize / Award).
  • 2nd place 2014 CMC Microsystems Texpo Componentware Competition Vincent Philippe Rhéaume*. CMC Microsystems. (Prize / Award).
  • 81e Congrès de l'ACFAS - ReSMiQ, 1st place student poster competition. 81e Congrès de l'ACFAS - ReSMiQ. (Prize / Award).
  • 82e Congrès de l'ACFAS - ReSMiQ Student poster competition 2014/Mai, V.-P. Rhéaume*. 82e ACFAS-ReSMiQ. (Prize / Award).
  • 83e Congrès de l'ACFAS - ReSMiQ, 1st place student poster competition - Frederic Nolet*. 83e ACFAS - ReSMiQ. (Prize / Award).
  • 83e Congrès de l'ACFAS - ResMIQ - 3rd place student poster competition Nicolas Roy*. 83e ACFAS - ReSMiQ. (Prize / Award).
  • 2014 IEEE NPSS Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant - Samuel Parent*. IEEE Nuclear Plasma Science Society. (Prize / Award).
  • 2015- IEEE NSS-MIC Student paper competition – 2nd place poster Audrey Corbeil Therrien*. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (Prize / Award).
  • 2016 IEEE NPSS Early Career Award - Marc-Andre Tetrault*. IEEE Nuclear Plasma Science Society. (Prize / Award).
  • 2016 – Shell Eco Marathon Americas - Battery powered prototypes - 1st place. Shell. (Prize / Award).
  • 2016 – Shell Eco Marathon Americas – Vehicle Design Award. Shell. (Prize / Award).
  • 2017 Douglas R. Colton Medal for Research Excellence (National award) - Marc-André Tétrault*. CMC Microsystem. (Prize / Award).
  • 2017 NPSS Glenn F. Knoll Graduate Educational Grant - Audrey Corbeil Therrien* (PhD). IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society. (Prize / Award).
  • 2018 IEEE NPSS Early Career Award - Jean-Francois Pratte - For Spearheading the Development of per Pixel Picosecond Timing with Single Photon Avalanche Diodes Three-Dimensionally Integrated to Custom Readout Circuits. IEEE Nuclear Plasma Science Society. (Prize / Award).
  • 2018 Valentin T. Jordanov Radiation Instrumentation Travel Grant - Samuel Parent*. IEEE Nuclear Plasma Science Society. (Prize / Award).
  • Audrey Corbeil Therrien*, Student paper competition - First place best poster, "Energy Discrimination Using First Emitted Photon Timestamps: an Exploratory Study". 2016 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (Prize / Award).
  • Audrey Corbeil Therrien* - Université de Sherbrooke 2019 Best PhD Thesis in the field of Natural Sciences and Engineering. Université de Sherbrooke. (Honor).
  • BOURSE D’EXCELLENCE J-ARMAND BOMBARDIER 2E CYCLE - Frédéric Nolet*. Fondation de l'Université de Sherbrooke. (Prize / Award).
  • CMC Microelectronics TEXPO Componentware, National recognition. Canadian Microelectronics Corporation. (Distinction).
  • IEEE Circuit and System (CAS) special award. 1st place - Frederic Nolet*. IEEE Circuit and System (CAS) and ResMiQ. (Prize / Award).
  • IEEE Circuit and Systems and ReSMIQ - Journée innovation 2015- Student competition 2nd place Nicolas Roy*. IEEE Circuit and System (CAS) and ResMiQ. (Prize / Award).
  • IEEE Circuit and Systems and ReSMIQ - Journée innovation 2015- Student competition 3rd place - Samuel Parent*. IEEE Circuit and System (CAS) and ResMiQ. (Prize / Award).
  • IEEE Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant - Audrey Corbeil Therrien*. IEEE Nuclear Plasma Science Society. (Prize / Award).
  • IEEE Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant - Frédéric Nolet*. IEEE Nuclear Plasma Science Society. (Prize / Award).
  • IEEE Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant - Frédéric Nolet*. IEEE Nuclear Plasma Science Society. (Prize / Award).
  • IEEE Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant - Marc-André Tétrault*. IEEE Nuclear Plasma Science Society. (Prize / Award).
  • IEEE Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant - Nicolas Roy*. IEEE Nuclear Plasma Science Society. (Prize / Award).
  • Philippe Martel-Dion* - VoiceAge Excellence Awards. Université de Sherbrooke. (Prize / Award).
  • ResMiQ - Journée innovation 2014- Student competition - 3rd place Fréderic Nolet*. ResMiQ. (Prize / Award).
  • Samuel Parent*, Student paper competition - Second place best oral presentation, Single Photon Avalanche Diodes and Vertical Integration Process for a 3D Digital SiPM using Industrial Semiconductor Technologies. 2018 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (Prize / Award).
  • Simon Carrier* - 3rd position best paper award - 2019 Photonics North. Photonics North. (Prize / Award).

Financement

Grant. (Awarded). Principal Investigator. Photon to Digital Converters with Picoseconds Single Photon Timing Resolution. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Discovery Grant Program. 140000 $ (2020-2025).

Grant. (Awarded). Principal Applicant. 3D digital Silicon Photomultiplier for Quantum Key Distribution. Institut Quantique Projects Funding. Internal project competition. 140000 $ (2018-2023).

Grant. (Awarded). Co-investigator. From Quantum Science to Quantum Technology. Tri-Agency. Canada First Research Excellence Fund - CFREF. 33600000 $ (2015-2022).

Grant. (Under Review). Collaborator. Development of Next-Generation Liquid Argon Dark Matter Detector and underground Argon storage facility at SNOLAB. Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). IF2020. 22602210 $ (2020-2022).

Grant. (Awarded). Co-applicant. The nEXO Search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Subatomic Physics. 1432000 $ (2020-2022).

Grant. (Under Review). Co-applicant. Cutting edge single particle detector probes. McDonald Institute (Queens U. CFREF). Frontier Research Venture Fund Program. 84103 $ (2020-2021).

Grant. (Awarded). Co-investigator. Facility for Development of Noble Liquid Detectors and Optical Readout for Subatomic Physics and Particle Astrophysics. Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Innovation Fund 2017. 9050481 $ (2018-2021).

Grant. (Awarded). Co-investigator. Centre d'excellence en systèmes intelligents intégrés de l'Université de Sherbrooke. University of Sherbrooke. Reconnaissance des centres de recherche de l'Université de Sherbrooke. 230000 $ (2016-2020).

Contract. (Declined). Co-investigator. A broadband single photon detector for enhanced arctic air surveillance. Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC). DRDC Call for Proposal 2016. 2999245 $ (2017-2020).

Contract. (Declined). Principal Investigator. Enabling Single Photon Imaging Technologies for Underwater Artic Surveillance. Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC). DRDC Call for Proposal 2016. 5998848 $ (2017-2020).

Grant. (Declined). Co-investigator. Heterogeneous Integration of High-Density Analog Crossbar for Advanced Data Processing. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects. 565000 $ (2016-2020).

Grant. (Under Review). Co-applicant. Enabling the search for neutrinoless double-beta decays in Xe-136 with nEXO. Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). IF2020. 16583801 $ (2020).

Grant. (Awarded). Co-investigator. Institut quantique: A collaborative research facility to accelerate quantum innovation. Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Innovation Fund 2017. 13110430 $ (2017-2020).

Grant. (Awarded). Co-applicant. Silicon interposer prototyping for nEXO. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Research Tools and Instruments Cat. 2 & 3. 209000 $ (2019-2020).

Grant. (Awarded). Co-investigator. The EXO search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Subatomic Physics. 2030000 $ (2017-2020).

Grant. (Awarded). Principal Applicant. Towards high efficiency single VUV photon detectors. Canada First Research Excellence Fund - CFREF. McDonald Institute Frontier Research Venture Fund program. 84000 $ (2018-2019).

Grant. (Completed). Co-applicant. Développement de technologie de la microélectronique pour le calcul de haute performance pour des applications centralisées et distribuées. Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS). Centre de Collaboration MiQro Innovation. Mitacs Accélération. 450000 $ (2016-2019).

Grant. (Completed). Co-investigator. QuMOS - Scalable Microelectronics System for Quantum Computer (Plateforme microélectronique pour un ordinateur quantique extensible). Canada First Research Excellence Fund. 170000 $ (2016-2018).

Grant. (Completed). Co-investigator. Qmag - Quantum Device for Magnetic Field Anomalies Measurement (Dispositif quantique de détection d'anomalies de champ magnétique). Canada First Research Excellence Fund - CFREF. 151300 $ (2016-2018).

Grant. (Completed). Principal Investigator. Advanced CMOS readout for Single Photon Avalanche Diode Array for sub 10 ps single photon timing resolution (1603CS-ICSSHSR4). Queen's University. CMC Microsystems - request for manufacturing. 9400 $ (2016).

Grant. (Completed). Co-investigator. Circuits intégrés pour conception d'un scanner TEP et TEP-TDM (ICFSHLN8 ICFSHFE4 1501CFb). Queen's University. CMC Microsystems - request for manufacturing. 46872 $ (2015-2016).

Grant. (Completed). Principal Investigator. Advanced front-end for high timing precision measurements with SPAD (1503CS-ICSSHSR3). Queen's University. CMC Microsystems - request for manufacturing. 6345 $ (2015).

Grant. (Completed). Co-investigator. Packaging of the LabPET II detectors. Queen's University. CMC Microsystems - request for manufacturing. 1755 $ (2014-2015).

Grant. (Completed). Co-applicant. Institut Interdisciplinaire d'Innovation Technologique. Fonds Institutionnel de Recherche de l'Université de Sherbrooke. Programme interne de financement des infrastructures de recherche. 196755 $ (2012-2015).

Publications

Articles de revue

  • F. Nolet* ; N. Roy* ; S. Carrier* ; J. Bouchard* ; R. Fontaine ; S.A. Charlebois ; J.-F. Pratte. (2020). 22 μW, 5.1 ps LSB, 5.5 ps RMS jitter Vernier time-to-digital converter in CMOS 65 nm for single photon avalanche diode array. Electronics Letters, 56(9), 424-426. (Published).
  • F. Nolet*, W. Lemaire*, F. Dubois*, N. Roy*, S.G. Carrier*, A. Samson*, S.A. Charlebois, R. Fontaine, J.-F. Pratte. (2020). A 256 Pixelated SPAD Readout ASIC with in-Pixel TDC and Embedded Digital Signal Processing for Uniformity and Skew Correction. Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A, 949, (Published).
  • W. Lemaire*; A. C. Therrien*; J.-F. Pratte and R. Fontaine. (2020). Dark Count Resilient Time Estimators for Time-of-Flight PET (featured paper of the journal's issue). IEEE Transactions on Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences, 4(1), 24-29. DOI. (Published).
  • W. Lemaire*, F. Nolet*, F. Dubois*, A. C.Therrien*, J.-F. Pratte, R. Fontaine. (2020). Embedded time of arrival estimation for digital silicon photomultipliers with in-pixel TDCs. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 959, (Published).
  • O. Njoya, J.-F. Pratte et al. (2020). Measurements of electron transport in liquid and gas Xenon using alaser-driven photocathode. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 972, 163965. (Published).
  • F. Vachon*, S. Parent*, F. Nolet*, H. Dautet, J.-F. Pratte, S.A. Charlebois. (2020). Measuring count rates free from correlated noise in digital silicon photomultipliers. Measurement Science and Technology, (In Press).
  • Shouyi Wei, Nandita Joshi, Michael Salerno, David Ouellette, Christine DeLorenzo, Sean Stoll, Craig Woody, David Schlyer, Martin Purschke, Jean-Francois Pratte, Sachin Junnarkar, Michael Budassi, Tuoyu Cao, Jack Fried, Joel S. Karp, Paul Vaska. (2020). PET imaging of legarteries for determining the input function in PET/MRI brain studies using a compact,MRI-compatible PET system. Journal of Nuclear Medicine, (Submitted).
  • Morel, Christian; Prior, John; Visvikis, Dimitris; Gundacker, Stefan; Auffray, Etiennette; Krizan, Peter; Martinez Turtos, Rosana; Thers, Dominique; Benoit, Mathieu; Charbon, Edoardo; Varela, Joao; de La Taille, Christophe ; Rivetti, Angelo; Breton, Dominique ; Pratte, Jean-Francois; Nuyts, Johan ; Surti, Suleman; Vandenberghe, Stefaan; Marsden, Paul; Parodi, Katia; benlloch, josé; Lecoq, P. (2020). Roadmap toward the 10 ps time-of-flight PETchallenge. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 1-114. (Published).
  • G. Gallina and P. Giampa and F. Retière and J. Kroeger and G. Zhang and M. Ward and P. Margetak and G. Li and T. Tsang and L. Doria and S. Al Kharusi and M. Alfaris and G. Anton and I.J. Arnquist and I. Badhrees and P.S. Barbeau and D. Beck and V. Belov and T. Bhatta and J. Blatchford and J.P. Brodsky and E. Brown and T. Brunner and G.F. Cao and L. Cao and W.R. Cen and C. Chambers and S.A. Charlebois and M. Chiu and B. Cleveland and M. Coon and A. Craycraft and J. Dalmasson and T. Daniels and L. Darroch and S.J. Daugherty and A. De St. Croix and A. Der Mesrobian-Kabakian and R. DeVoe and J. Dilling and Y.Y. Ding and M.J. Dolinski and A. Dragone and J. Echevers and M. Elbeltagi and L. Fabris and D. Fairbank and W. Fairbank and J. Farine and S. Feyzbakhsh and R. Fontaine and P. Gautam and G. Giacomini and R. Gornea and G. Gratta and E.V. Hansen and M. Heffner and E.W. Hoppe and J. Hößl and A. House and M. Hughes and Y. Ito and A. Iverson and A. Jamil and J.-F. Pratte et al. (2019). Characterization of the Hamamatsu VUV4 MPPCs for nEXO. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 940, 371 - 379. (Published).
  • Chambers, C.; Pratte, J.-F.; et al. (2019). Imaging individual barium atoms in solid xenon for barium tagging in nEXO. Nature, 569(7755), 203-207. (Published).
  • Z. Li, W.R. Cen, A. Robinson, D.C. Moore, L.J. Wen, A. Odian, J.-F Pratte, et al. (2019). Simulation of Charge Readout with Segmented tiles in nEXO. Journal of Instrumentation, 14(9), (Published).
  • M. Jewell et al for the nEXO Collaboration. (2018). Characterization of an Ionization Readout Tile for nEXO. Journal of Instrumentation, 13(1), (Published).
  • Nolet, Frédéric* and Dubois, Frédérik* and Roy, Nicolas* and Parent, Samuel* and Lemaire, William* and Massie-Godon, Alexandre* and Charlebois, Serge A and Fontaine, Réjean and Pratte, J.-F. (2018). Digital SiPM channel integrated in CMOS 65 nm with 17.5 ps FWHM single photon timing resolution. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 912, 29-32. DOI. (Published).
  • A.C. Therrien*; W. Lemaire*; P. Lecoq; R. Fontaine; J.-F. Pratte. (2018). Energy discrimination for positron emission tomography using the time information of the first detected photons. Journal of Instrumentation, 13(1), p01012. (Published).
  • C. Chambers et al for the nEXO collaboration. (2018). Imaging individual Ba atoms in solid xenon for barium tagging in nEXO. arXiv:1806.10694v2, (Published).
  • Nolet, Frédéric*; Parent, Samuel*; Roy, Nicolas*; Mercier, Marc-Olivier*; Charlebois, Serge A.; Fontaine, Réjean; Pratte, Jean-Francois. (2018). Quenching Circuit and SPAD Integrated in CMOS 65 nm with 7.8 ps FWHM Single Photon Timing Resolution. MDPI - Instrument - Special Issue Advances in Particle Detectors and Electronics for Fast Timing, 2(4), DOI. (Published).
  • J. B. Albert et al. (nEXO Collaboration). (2018). Sensitivity and Discovery Potential of nEXO to Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay. Phys. Rev. C, 97(6), 22. DOI. (Published).
  • X.L. Sun et al for the nEXO Collaboration. (2018). Study of silicon photomultiplier performance in external electric fields. Journal of Instrumentation, 13(9), (Published).
  • A. Jamil et al for the nEXO Collaboration. (2018). VUV-sensitive Silicon Photomultipliers for Xenon Scintillation Light Detection in nEXO. arXiv Instrumentation and Detectors (1806.02220v2), DOI. (Published).
  • S. Al. Kharusi et al for the nEXO collaboration. (2018). nEXO Pre-Conceptual Design Report. arXiv - Physics - Instrumentation and Detectors (arXiv:1805.11142), (Published).
  • Bouchard, J.*; Samson, A*; Lemaire, W.*; Paulin, C.; Pratte, J.-F.; Bérubé-Lauzière, Y.; Fontaine, R. (2017). A Low-Cost Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting System for Multiview Time-Domain Diffuse Optical Tomography. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 66(10), 2505-2515. DOI. (Published).
  • Roy, Nicolas* and Nolet, Frédéric* and Dubois, Frédérik* and Mercier, Marc-Olivier* and Fontaine, Réjean and Pratte, J.-F. (2017). Low Power and Small Area, 6.9 ps RMS Time-to-Digital Converter for 3D Digital SiPM. IEEE Transactions on Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences, 10(6), 486-494. (Published).
  • Tetrault, M.-A.*; Lemaire, W.*; Corbeil-Therrien, A.*; Fontaine, R.; Pratte, J.-F. (2017). TDC Array Trade-Offs in Current and Upcoming Digital SiPM Detectors forTime-of-Flight PET. IEEE Trans. Nuclear Science, 64(3), 925-932. DOI. (Published).
  • Nolet F*, Rhéaume V-P*, Parent S*, Charlebois SA, Fontaine R, Pratte J-F. (2016). A 2D Proof of Principle Towards a 3D Digital SiPM in HV CMOS with Low Output Capacitance. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 63(4), 2293-2299. (Published).
  • Dequivre T, Al Alam E, Maurais L*, Pratte J.-F., Brisard G, Charlebois S. (2016). Electrografted P4VP for High Aspect Ratio CopperTSV Insulation in Via-Last Process Flow. J. Solid State Sci. Technol., 5(6), 340-344. (Published).
  • Tétrault M.-A.*, C. Therrien A.*, Desaulniers Lamy A.*, Boisvert A.*, Fontaine R., Pratte J.-F. (2015). Dark Count Impact for First Photon Discriminators for SPAD Digital Arrays in PET. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 62(3), 719-726. (Published).
  • Berube BL*., Rhéaume V-P*., Parent S*., Maurais L*., Corbeil Therrien A*., Charlebois SA., Fontaine R., Pratte J-F. (2015). Implementation study of Single Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPAD) in HV CMOS 0.8 um technology. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 62(3), 710-718. (Published).
  • Tétrault M.-A.*, Desaulniers Lamy É.*, Boisvert A.*, Thibaudeau C.*, Dubois F.*, Fontaine R., Pratte J.-F. (2015). Real-Time Discreet SPAD Array Readout Architecture for Time of Flight PET. IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., 62(3), 1077-1082. (Published).
  • Corbeil Therrien A.*, Bérubé B.-L.*, Charlebois S., Lecomte R., Fontaine R., Pratte J.-F. (2014). Modeling of Single Photon Avalanche Diode Array Detector for PET Applications. IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci, 61(1), 14-22. (Published).
  • Dragone A., Caragiulo P., Carini G.A., Herbst R., Pratte J.-F., O’Connor P., Rehak P., Siddons D.P., Haller G. (2014). eLine 10k : a High Dynamic Range Front-End ASIC for LCLS Detectors. IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., 61(2), 992-1000. (Published).
  • Njejimana L.*, Tetrault M.-A.*, Arpin L.*, Burghgraeve A.*, Maille P.*, Lavoie J.-C.*, Paulin C., Koua K.C.*, Bouziri H.*, Panier S.*, Attouch M.W.B.*, Abidi M.*, Cadorette J., Pratte J.-F., Lecomte R., Fontaine R. (2013). Design of a Real-Time FPGA-Based Data Acquisition Architecture for the LabPET II: An APD-Based Scanner Dedicated to Small Animal PET Imaging. IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., (9), 2727-2735. (Published).
  • Convert L., Girard Baril F., Boisselle V., Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R., Lecomte R., Charette P.G., Aimez V. (2012). Blood compatible microfluidic system for pharmacokinetic studies in small animals. Lab on a Chip, 12(22), 4683-4692. (Published).
  • Schulz D., Southekal S., Junnarkar S.S., Pratte J.-F., Purschke M.L., Stoll S., Ravindranath B., Maramraju S.H., Krishnamoorthy S., Henn F.A., O'Connor P., Woody C.L., Schlyer D.J., Vaska P. (2011). Simultaneous assessment of rodent behavior and neurochemistry using a miniature positron emission tomograph. Nature Methods, 8(4), 347-352. (Published).
  • Maramraju S.H., Smith S.D., Junnarkar S.S., Schulz D., Stoll S., Ravindranath B., Purschke M.L., Rescia S., Southekal S., Pratte J.-F., Vaska P., Woody C.L., Schlyer D.J. (2011). Small animal simultaneous PET/MRI: Initial experiences in a 9.4 T microMRI. Phys. Med. Biol, 56, 2459-2480. (Published).
  • Carini G.A., Chen W., Dragone A., Fried J., Jakoncic J., Kuczweski A., Li Z., Mead J., Michta R., Pratte J.-F., Rehak P., Siddon D.P. (2009). Tests of small X-ray Active Matrix Pixel Sensor prototypes at the National Synchrotron Light Source. J. of Instrumentation, 4(3), (Published).
  • Park S.-J., Southekal S., Purschke M., Junnarkar S., Pratte J.-F., Stoll S.P., Woody C.L., Schlyer D.J., Vaska P. (2008). Digital coincidence processing for the RatCAP conscious rat brain PET scanner. IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci, 55(1), 510-515. (Published).
  • Junnarkar S., Fried J., Southekal S., Pratte J.-F., O'Connor P., Radeka V., Vaska P., Purschke M., Tomasi D., Woody C., Fontaine R. (2008). Next generation of real time data acquisition, calibration and control system for the RatCAP scanner. IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci, 55(1), 220-224. (Published).
  • Solis E., Tomasi D., Junnarkar S., Schlyer D., Vaska P., Woody C., Pratte J.-F., O'Connor P., Rodriguez A.O. (2008). Shielded transceiver RF coil array for simultaneous PET-MRI. Braz. J. of Phys., 38(2), 287-291. (Published).
  • Pratte J.-F., Junnarkar S., Deptuch G., Fried J., O'Connor P., Radeka V., Vaska P., Woody C., Schlyer D., Stoll S., Maramraju S.H., Krishnamoorthy S., Lecomte R., Fontaine R. (2008). The RatCAP Front-End ASIC. IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci, 55(5), 2727-2735. (Published).

Rapports

  • Jean-Francois Pratte, Serge A. Charlebois, Thomas Brunner, Reiner Kruecken, Fabrice Retiere and Simon Viel. (2020). The Particle/Photon to Digital Converters. Snowmass 2021. 3 p.
  • Corrado Gatto, Serge A. Charlebois, Jean-Francois Pratte et al. (2020). The REDTOP experiment: an eta/eta' factory. Snowmass 2021. 6 p.
  • Mirco Kolarczik, Helmut Fedder, and Markus Wick (Swabian Instruments GmbH) Frédéric Nolet*, Samuel Parent*, Nicolas Roy*, and Jean‐François Pratte (University of Sherbrooke). (2019). Two photons timing resolution of record‐breaking low jitter SPADs measured by Time Tagger Ultra HiRes. Swabian Instruments GmbH. 2 p.

Articles de conférence

  • F. Vachon*, S.A. Charlebois, J.-F. Pratte. (2020). Development status of the Photon-to-Digital Converter at Sherbrooke. nEXO Collaboration meeting. (Published).
  • P. Martel-Dion*, T. Rossignol, S. A. Charlebois, J.-F. Pratte. (2020). Low Power, Cryogenic, Silicon Photonics-Based Data Acquisition and Control System. nEXO Collaboration Meeting. (Published).
  • K. Deslandes*, N. Roy, F. Retiere, S. A. Charlebois, J.-F. Pratte. (2020). Sherbrooke-IZM silicon interposer status, early measurement results. nEXO Collaboration Meeting. (Published).
  • Simon Viel on behalf of the Canadian nEXO Collaboration. (2020). Silicon Photomultipliers for nEXO (oral presentation). Canadian Association of Physicists Congress. (Published).
  • S. Carrier*, S. Parent*, F. Nolet*, R. Tannous*, P. Gendron*, M. Labrecque-Dias*, T. Rossignol*, N. Roy*, T. Jennewein, S.A. Charlebois, J.-F. Parent. (2019). 3D Digital Silicon Photomultiplier and Prospects for Quantum Key Distribution (ORAL presentation). Photonics North. (Published).
  • T. Rossignol*, N. Roy*, G. St-Hilaire*, K. Deslandes*, C. Soucy*, S. Parent*, C. Paulin, N. Viscogliosi, S. A. Charlebois, J.-F. Pratte. (2019). A Low Power 3D Digital Silicon Photomultiplier Dedicated to Liquid Noble Gaz Experiments (ORAL presentation). IEEE NSS-MIC 2019. (Published).
  • F. Nolet*, J.-F. Pratte. (2019). Development of Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) for medical imaging, particle physics and quantum key distribution​. 2019 Canadian Graduate Quantum Conference. (Published).
  • M. Labrecques-Dias*, F. Nolet*, N. Roy, P. Gendron*, S. Carrier*, S.A. Charlebois, R. Fontaine and J.-F. Pratte. (2019). Development of Phase-Locked Loop and Advantages of Dedicated Frequency Control in Quantum Applications. 2019 Canadian Graduate Quantum Conference. (Published).
  • F. Nolet*, F. Dubois*, W. Lemaire*, S.A. Charlebois, R. Fontaine, J.-F. Pratte. (2019). Dual Phase-Locked Loop System for Vernier Time-to-Digital Converter Voltage Compensated Ring Oscillator Feedback. ResMiQ/ACFAS 2019. (Published).
  • T. Rossignol*, F. Nolet*, S. Parent, N. Roy*, C. Soucy*, G. St-Hilaire*, F. Vachon*, S.A. Charlebois, J.-F. Pratte. (2019). Sherbrooke's 3DdSiPM Readout ASIC: Latest Results (ORAL PRESENTATION). nEXO Collaboration Meeting. (Published).
  • T. Rossignol*, K. Deslandes*, F. Nolet*, S. Parent*, N. Roy*, C. Soucy*, G. St-Hilaire*, F. Vachon*, S.A. Charlebois, J.-F. Pratte. (2019). Sherbrooke's 3DdSiPM Readout ASIC Latest Results (ORAL PRESENTATION). nEXO Collaboration Meeting. (Published).
  • K. Desleandes*, N. Roy*, F. Retiere, S.A. Charlebois, J.-F. Pratte. (2019). Sherbrooke-IZM Silicon Interposer Technology Development (ORAL PRESENTATION). nEXO Collaboration Meeting. (Published).
  • N. Fontaine*, P. Martel-Dion*, S. Parent*, F. Vachon*, F. Nolet*, J.-F. Pratte and S. A. Charlebois. (2019). Single Photon Detectors Characterization using Entangled Photon Pairs. 2019 Canadian Graduate Quantum Conference. (Published).
  • F. Vachon*, S. Parent*, M. Côté*, J. Deschamps*, F. Nolet*, T. Rossignol*, N. Roy*, G. St-Hiaire*, R. Groulx, S Martel, F. Retiere, H. Daudet, J.-F. Pratte. (2019). Status of 3D Digital SiPM at Sherbrooke (ORAL PRESENTATION). nEXO Collaboration Meeting. (Published).
  • S. Parent*, M. Côté*, J. Deschamps*, É. Larose*, F. Nolet*, T. ROssignol*, N, Roy*, G. St-Hilaire*, F. Vachon*, R. Groulx, S. Martel, H. Dautet, S.A. Charlebois, J.-F. Pratte. (2019). Status of 3DdSiPM Development at Sherbrooke (ORAL PRESENTATION). nEXO Collaboration Meeting. (Published).
  • S.A. Charlebois, R. Fontaine, R. Lecomte, J.-F. Pratte. (2019). Towards modalities based on 10ps photon timestamping with 3D digital SiPM (oral). MEDAMI 2019 Conference. (Published).
  • F. Nolet*, F. Dubois*, N. Roy, W. Lemaire*, S. A. Charlebois, R. Fontaine, J.-F. Pratte. (2018). A 256 Pixelated Readout ASIC with in-Pixel TDC and Embedded Digital Signal Processing for SPAD Array. 2018 IEEE NSS-MIC. (Accepted).
  • F. Nolet*; F. Dubois*; N. Roy; S.G. Carrier*; A. Samson*; G. St-Hilaire*; S.A. Charlebois; R Fontaine, J.-F. Pratte. (2018). A 256 pixels single photon avalanche diode readout ASIC with embedded digital signal processing for time of flight positron emission tomography (ORAL Presentation). 2018 Front-end Electronics Workshop. (Published).
  • Frédéric Nolet*, William Lemaire*, Frédérik Dubois*, Nicolas Roy, Arnaud Samson*, Simon G. Carrier*, Gabriel St-Hilaire*, Serge A. Charlebois, Réjean Fontaine and Jean-François Pratte. (2018). A Readout ASIC in TSMC CMOS 65 nm for Single Photon Avalanche Diode Array with Embedded Digital Signal Processing. CMC Microsystems - Innovation 360. (Accepted).
  • E. Venialgo, J.-F. Pratte, S. Brunner, E. Charbon. (2018). Case Study of Digital SiPMs (ORAL presentation). International Conference on the Advancement of Silicon Photomultipliers. (Published).
  • F. Nolet*, F. Dubois*, N. Roy, W. Lemaire*, S. A. Charlebois, R. Fontaine, J.-F. Pratte. (2018). Dual Phase-Locked Loop System for TDC Resolution Calibration. 2018 IEEE NSS-MIC. (Accepted).
  • Nicolas Roy*; Frédéric Nolet*; Frédérik Dubois*; Réjean Fontaine; Jean-François Pratte. (2018). Low area - low power Time-to-Digital Converter for pixelated detector with 6.9 ps RMS timing jitter (ORAL Presentation). 2018 Front-end Electronics Workshop. (Published).
  • Jean-François Pratte; F. Nolet*; W. Lemaire*; F. Dubois*; N. Roy; S. G. Carrier*; A. Samson*; G. St-Hilaire*; S. A. Charlebois; R. Fontaine. (2018). Next generation 3D digital SiPM for precise timing resolution (ORAL Presentation). 14th Frontier Detectors for Frontier Physics - 2018. (Published).
  • Frédéric Vachon*; Samuel Parent*; Frédéric Nolet*; Henri Dautet; Serge A. Charlebois; Jean-François Pratte. (2018). PDE Measurement for Digital SiPMs: Comparison Between Pulsed And Continuous Light Methods. International Conference on the Advancement of Silicon Photomultipliers. (Published).
  • S. Parent*, M. Côté*, F. Vachon*, R. Groulx, S. Martel, H. Dautet, S. A. Charlebois, J.-F. Pratte. (2018). Single Photon Avalanche Diodes and Vertical Integration Process for a 3D Digital SiPM using Industrial Semiconductor Technologies (2nd position NSS student competition - oral presentation). 2018 IEEE NSS-MIC Conference Record, (Published).
  • S. Parent*; F. Nolet*; H. Daudet; J.-F. Pratte; S. A. Charlebois. (2018). Single Photon Detectors using Geiger-mode Avalanche Diodes made in Teledyne DALSA Semiconductor Technologies. Conférence Quantique Canadienne pour les étudiants gradués. (Published).
  • F. Acerbi, S. Gundacker, S. Brunner, A. Gola, E. Venialgo, E. Popova, T. Ganka, J.-F. Pratte, M.V. Nemallapudi, S. Dolinsky, S. Vinogradov. (2018). Time resolution of analog SiPMs: techniques and setups examples. International Conference on the Advancement of Silicon Photomultipliers (oral presentation). (Published).
  • Serge A. Charlebois, Samuel Parent*, Frédéric Vachon*, Henri Dautet, Jean-François Pratte. (2018). Update on 3DdSiPM Development (ORAL presentation). nEXO Collaboration meeting - Beijing. (Published).
  • Serge A. Charlebois, Tommy Rossignol*, Nicolas Roy, Gabriel St-Hilaire*, Nicolas Viscogliosi, Caroline Paulin, Leo Caussan*, Frédéric Vachon*, Samuel Parent*, Jean-François Pratte. (2018). Update on 3DdSiPM readout ASIC and cryogenic CMOS modeling (ORAL presentation). nEXO Collaboration meeting - Beijing. (Published).
  • Nicolas Roy*, Samuel Parent*, Maxime Côté*, Tommy Rossignol*, Frédéric Vachon*, Gabriel St-Hilaire*, Jacob Deschamps*, Frédéric Nolet*, Henri Dautet, Jean-François Pratte, Serge Charlebois. (2017). 3D Digital SiPM Timeline (ORAL prsesentation). nEXO Collaboration meeting - SLAC. (Published).
  • Charlebois SA, Vachon F*, Parent S*, Côté M*, Rossignol T*, Nolet F*, Roy N*, Bourque F*, Retiere F, Pratte J.-F. (2017). 3DdSiPM - Digital Photon Counting Microsystem Based on 3D Integration: Architechture and Measurements on 1st Prototype. CSSTC 2017. (Published).
  • Charlebois SA, Vachon F*, Parent S*, Côté M*, Rossignol T*, Nolet F*, Roy N*, Bourque F*, Retiere F, Pratte J.-F. (2017). 3D digital SiPM for large area and low background experiment (Oral presentation). 15th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics - TAUP2017. (Published).
  • Vachon F.*, Parent S.*, Bernard X.*, Rhéaume V.-P.*, Bérubé B.-L.*, Côté M.*, Deschamps J.*, Nolet F.*, Rossignol T.*, Bourque F.*, Maurais L.*, Dubois F.*, Dequivre T., Corbeil Therrien A.*, Paulin C., Martel S., Dautet H., Fontaine R., Retiere F., Charlebois S. A., Pratte J.-F. (2017). 3D digital SiPM for nEXO (Oral Presentation). 2017 CAP Congress. (Published).
  • F. Nolet*, F. Dubois*, N. Roy*, S. Parent*, W. Lemaire*, S. A. Charlebois, R. Fontaine, J.-F. Pratte. (2017). Digital SiPM Channel Integrated in CMOS 65 nmwith Measured Sub-20ps FWHM Single Photon Timing resolution (ORAL presentation). New Developments in Photodetection. (Published).
  • F. Vachon*, S.A. Charlebois, J.-F. Pratte. (2017). Effect of an External Electric Field on SiPM Performances (ORAL PRESENTATION). nEXO Collaboration Meeting. (Published).
  • T. Rossignol*; F. Bourque*; M. Côté*; J. Deschamps*; F. Nolet*; S. Parent*, N. Roy*, G. St-Hilaire*, F. Vachon*, S. Charlebois, J.-F. Pratte. (2017). Electronics for 3DdSiPM (ORAL presentation). nEXO Collaboration meeting - SLAC. (Published).
  • Parent, S.*; Vachon, F.*; Charlebois, S.; Pratte, J.-F. (2017). Photodetector Measurement Capabilities and Strategy (ORAL presentation). nEXO Collaboration meeting - SLAC. (Published).
  • F. Vachon*; N. Roy; S. Parent*; M. Coté*; T. Rossignol*; G. St-Hilaire*; J. Deschamps*; S.A. Charlebois, J.-F. Pratte. (2017). Status of 3D digital SiPM at Sherbrooke (ORAL presentation). nEXO Collaboration meeting. (Published).
  • Frédéric Vachon*, Samuel Parent*, Henri Dautet, Jean-François Pratte, Serge Charlebois. (2017). VUV Sensitivity Enhancement (ORAL presentation). nEXO Collaboration meeting - SLAC. (Published).
  • Pratte, J.-F., Fontaine, R., Charlebois, S. (2016). 3D Digital SiPM for Precise Single Photon Timing Resolution (ORAL PRESENTATION). Workshop on Performance Measurements of new Single Photon Detection Devices, 2016 IEEE NSS-MIC. (Published).
  • S. A. Charlebois, F. Bourque*, G. Cao, F. Retiere, J.-F. Pratte. (2016). Benefits for nEXO of a Fully Digital Large Area Photon Detector Made of 3D Digital SiPMs (ORAL PRESENTATION). 2016 IEEE NSS-MIC. (Published).
  • Lemaire W*, Corbeil Therrien A*, Pratte J.F., Fontaine R. (2016). Calibration Method for Time Measurement with the Best Linear Unbiased Estimator for Digital Silicon Photomultipliers (ORAL PRESENTATION). 2016 IEEE NSS-MIC. (Published).
  • Serge Charlebois, Jean-François Pratte. (2016). Considerations regarding silicon interposers (ORAL presentation). nEXO Collaboration meeting - Triumf. (Published).
  • Lemaire W*, Nolet F*, Corbeil Therrien A*, Pratte J.F., Fontaine R. (2016). Design Considerations for Embedded Real-Time Processing for 3D Digital SiPMs with Multiple TDCs. 2016 IEEE NSS-MIC. (Published).
  • M.-A. Tetrault*, A. C. Therrien*, W. Lemaire*, R. Fontaine, J.-F. Pratte. (2016). Digital SPAD Scintillation Detector Simulation Flow to Evaluate and Minimize Real-Time Requirements (ORAL). 2016 IEEE NPSS Real-Time Conference. (Published).
  • Corbeil Therrien A*, Lemaire W*, Lecoq P, Fontaine R, Pratte J-F. (2016). Energy Discrimination Using First Emitted Photon Timestamps: An Exploratory Study. 2016 IEEE NSS-MIC. (Published).
  • Rossignol, T.*, Bourque, F.*, Charlebois, S., Pratte, J.-F. (2016). Interposer technologies for nEXO (ORAL). nEXO Colllaboration Meeting - Amherst. (Published).
  • Lecomte R, Gaudin E*, Arpin L, Beaudoin J.F., Bergeron M, Bouchard J*, Bouziri H*, Cadorette J, Jürgensen N*, Koua K, Lauzier-Trépanier P.Y., Leroux J.D., Loignon-Houle Francis*, Njejimana L*, Paillé M, Paulin C, Pepin C, Pratte J.F., Samson A*, Thibaudeau C, Viscogliosi N, Fontaine R. (2016). LabPET II: A Pixelated APD-Based PET Scanner for High-Resolution Preclinical Imaging. COMP 62nd Annual Scientific Meeting. (Published).
  • Charlebois, S., Fontaine, R., Pratte, J.-F. (2016). Large Area Low Power Photodetector Based on 3D Digital SiPM (ORAL PRESENTATION). Workshop on Large Area Photodetectors - 2016 IEEE NSS-MIC. (Published).
  • Bouchard, J.*, Lemaire, W.*, Samson, A.*, Paulin, C., Pratte, J.-F., Bérubé-Lauzière, Y., Fontaine, R. (2016). Preliminary results of a low-cost 4-channel time-correlated single photon counting system for time-domain diffuse optical tomography (ORAL PRESENTATION). 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2016. (Published).
  • Jean-Francois Pratte on behalf of the 3D Intrumentation team at Sherbrooke. (2016). Progress on 3DdSiPM (ORAL presentation). nEXO Collaboration meeting - Triumf. (Published).
  • Jean-Francois Pratte, Serge Charlebois on behalf of the 3D Instrumentation team at Sherbrooke. (2016). Progress on 3DdSiPM Electronics and Interposer Assembly Failure Studies (ORAL presentation). nEXO Collaboration meeting - Triumf. (Published).
  • Corbeil Therrien A*, Libioulle V, Charlebois S, Fontaine R, Pratte J-F. (2016). SPAD Array Simulator: Release and Distribution (ORAL PRESENTATION). 2016 IEEE NSS-MIC. (Published).
  • Pratte, J.-F.; Nolet, F.*; Bourque, F.*; Dubois, F.*; Bernard, X.*; Parent, S.*; Dequivre, T.; Al Alam, E.*; Jean, E.*; Daudet, H.; P. Momar Souare, Fontaine, Réjean; Danovitch, D.; Sylvestre, J.; Charlebois, S.A. (2016). Sherbrooke's Electronics (ORAL presentation). nEXO Collaboration meeting. (Published).
  • J-F Pratte, S. Charlebois, F. Bourque*, T. Rossignol*, X. Bernard*, S. Parent*, V.-P. Rhéaume*, M. Côté*, L. Maurais*, F. Nolet*, T. Dequivre, E. Al Alam, F. Vachon*, R. Fontaine, D. Danovitch, J. Sylvestre,. (2016). Sherbrooke's Photodetector Progress Report (ORAL). nEXO collaboration meeting - Amherst. (Published).
  • Pratte J.F., Bernard X*, Rhéaume V.P.*, Parent S*, Nolet F*, Maurais L*, Bérubé B.L.*, Dubois F*, Dequivre T, Corbeil Therrien A*, Tétrault M.A.*, Paulin C, Martel S, Dautet H, Fontaine R, Charlebois S. (2016). Sherbrooke’s First 3D Digital SiPM: Measurements, Recommendations and Future Work (ORAL PRESENTATION). 2016 IEEE NSS-MIC. (Published).
  • Charlebois, S.A.; Bourque, F.*; P. Momar Souare, Nolet, F.*; Dequivre, T.; Al Alam, E.*; Jean, E.*; Fontaine, Réjean; Danovitch, D.; Sylvestre, J.; Pratte, J.-F. (2016). Silicon Interposer for nEXO (ORAL presentation). nEXO collaboration meeting. (Published).
  • Fontaine R, Arpin L, Paulin C, Koua K, Bouziri H*, Njejimana L*, Thibaudeau C, Beaudoin J.F., Cadorette J, Panier S*, Abidi M*, Bouchard J*, Jürgensen N*, Tétrault M.A.*, Bergeron M, Gaudin E*, Bérard P*, Charest J*, Paillé M*, Samson A*, Lauzier-Trépanier P.Y., Attouch W, Rossignol J, Gaudreault M, Forest K, Viscogliosi N, Berthelot F, Pepin C, Michaud J.B., Pratte J.F., Lecomte R. (2016). The Hardware Architecture of the LabPET II-Mouse, a Highly Integrated APD-based PET Scanner (ORAL PRESENTATION). 2016 IEEE NSS-MIC. (Published).
  • Nolet F.*, Roy N.*, Mercier M.-O.*, Parent S.*, Fontaine R., Pratte J.-F.,. (2015). Circuit d’étouffement de photodiodes à avalanche monophotonique en CMOS 65 nm optimisé pour l’estampillage temporelle et l’intégration 3D (IEEE Circuit and System Student Award). Journée de l'innovation CAS & ReSMiQ 2015. (Published).
  • Nolet F.*, Roy N.*, Mercier M.-O.*, Parent S.*, Fontaine R., Pratte J.-F. (2015). Circuit d’étouffement à seuil ajustable en CMOS 65 nm pour l’optimisation del’estampillage temporelle de photodiodes à avalanche monophotonique (1st place student poster competition). Colloque annuel du ReSMiQ dans le cadre du 83e congrès de l'ACFAS. (Published).
  • M.-A. Tetrault*, A. Boisvert*, E. Desaulniers Lamy*, V. Rheaume*, B.-L. Berube*, L. Maurais*, X. Bernard*, F. Dubois*, R. Fontaine, J.-F. Pratte. (2015). Digital, Vertically Integrated Single Photon Detector for Positron Emission Tomography. 2015 Canadian Semiconductor Science and Technology Conference. (Published).
  • Bernard X*, Maurais L*, Pratte J-F, Charlebois SA. (2015). HeterogeneousCMOS Die-to-Die 3D Integrated Prototyping Process for Sensor Microsystems. 17th Canadian Semiconductor Science and Technology Conference. (Published).
  • Bernard X.*, Maurais L.*, Al Alam E.*, Dequivre T., Plourde M.*, Bourque F.*, Côté M.*, Fontaine R., Charlebois SA., Pratte J-F. (2015). Heterogeneous Die-to-Die 3D Integration and Packaging Issues for Advanced Detectors in Radiation Instrumentation. 2015 Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging. (Published).
  • N. Jürgensen*, L. Arpin, H. Bouziri*, L. Njejimama*, K. Koua, E. Gaudin*, J.-F. Pratte, R. Lecomte, R. Fontaine. (2015). Initial Results for Automatic Calibration of the LabPET II Front-End Detector Module (ORAL PRESENTATION). 2015 IEEE NSS-MIC. (Published).
  • Charlebois SA., Maurais L.*, Parent S.*, Bernard X.*, Dequivre T., Al Alam E.*, Fontaine R., Pratte J-F. (2015). Investigation of the Impact of a 3D Integration Process on Single Photon Avalanche Diodes Characteristics. 2015 Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (Published).
  • Charlebois SA, Al Alam E, Dequivre T, Maurais L*, Bernard X*, Pratte J-F, Michel D, Mevellec V. (2015). New PolymerInsulated TSV: electrical performances, mechanical properties and processing onsilicon and other semiconductors TSVs. 17th Canadian Semiconductor Science and Technology Conference. (Published).
  • Cobeil-Therrien A.*, Parent S.*, Tétrault M-A.*, Gundacker S., Lecoq P., Charlebois SA., Lecomte R., Fontaine R., Pratte J-F. (2015). Optimization of Single Photon Avalanche Diode Array Detectors with a Custom Simulator. 2015 Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (Published).
  • Parent S.*, Bérubé BL.*, Martel S., Dautet H., Fontaine R., Charlebois SA., Pratte J-F. (2015). Process Modifications in a 0.8 um HV CMOS Technology for Single Photon Avalanche Diodes. 2015 Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (Published).
  • Nolet F.*, Parent S.*, Roy N.*, Mercier M-O.*, Charlebois SA., Fontaine R., Pratte J-F. (2015). Quenching Circuit and SPAD Integrated in CMOS 65 nm with 13 ps FWHM Single Photon Timing Resolution. 2015 Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (Published).
  • M.-O. Mercier*, N. Roy*, F. Nolet*, R. Fontaine, J.-F. Pratte. (2015). Readout Circuit and Data Acquisition System for a SPAD Array Designed in TSMC CMOS 65 nm (ORAL PRESENTATION). 2015 IEEE NSS-MIC. (Published).
  • Nolet F.*, Roy N.*, Mercier M.-O.*, Parent S.*, Fontaine R., Pratte J.-F. (2015). Single Photon Avalanche Diodes and Quenching Circuit Integrated in TSMC CMOS 65nm for High Timing Precision (1st place 2015 CMC Componentware/CAD Award). 2015 CMC Microsystems Annual Symposium. (Published).
  • M. S. Traore*, C. Thibaudeau, K. Koua, M.-A. Tetrault*, C. M. Pepin, J. Cadorette, J.-F. Pratte, R. Lecomte, R. Fontaine. (2015). System Architecture of a Fully Combined PET/CT Scanner using LabPET(TM) Electronics with an Upgraded Analog Front-end Optimized for PET and CT Counting Mode Operation (ORAL PRESENTATION). 2015 IEEE NSS-MIC. (Published).
  • Pratte J-F., Nolet F.*, Mercier M-O.*, Roy N.*, Parent S.*, Maurais L.*, Corbeil-Therrien A.*, Tétrault M-A.*, Dubois F.*, Bernard X.*, Dautet H., Lecomte R., Charlebois SA., Fontaine R. (2015). The 3D Single Photon Counting Module: a Solution to the 10 ps Single Photon Timing Resolution Challenge for Scintillator-Based Instruments (ORAL - Joint session NSS-MIC). 2015 Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (Published).
  • N. Roy*, F. Nolet*, M.-O. Mercier*, R. Fontaine, J.-F. Pratte. (2015). Towards Picoseconds Timing Accuracy, Low Power and Low Area Time-to-Digital Converter Made in CMOS 65 nm for Pixel Integration in Single Photon Counting Modules (ORAL PRESENTATION). 2015 IEEE NSS-MIC. (Published).
  • Chaput S.*, Renaudy M., Meingany R., Pratte J.-F. (2014). A 3.7 V to 200 V Highly Integrated DC-DC Converter with 70.4 % Efficiency for Portable Electrostatic MEMS Applications. 12th IEEE International New Circuits and Systems Conference (NEWCAS 2014), Trois-Rivières, Canada, June 22 – 25, 2014. (Published).
  • Parent S.*, Rhéaume V.-P.*, Bérubé B.-L.*, Martel S., Fontaine R., Charlebois S.A., Pratte, J.-F. (2014). A Noise Reduction Method for Single Photon Avalanche Diodes in 0.8 um HV CMOS Technology. 2014 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (Published).
  • M.-A. Tetrault*, A. Boisvert*, E. Desaulniers Lamy*, B.-L. Berube*, M. Kanoun*, C. Thibaudeau*, L. Maurais*, J. Bouchard*, A. C. Therrien*, F. Dubois*, R. Fontaine, J.-F. Pratte. (2014). Architecture numerique 3D pour matrice de detecteurs monophotoniques dediee à la tomographie d'emission par positrons. Conference Imaginez l'Imagerie. (Published).
  • Fontaine R., Lecomte R., Pratte J.-F. (2014). Current and Future Considerations for Design of Positron Emission Tomography Scanners Dedicated to Small Animal Imaging (ORAL PRESENTATION). CMOS Emerging Technologies Research. (Published).
  • M.-A. Tetrault*, A. Boisvert*, E. Desaulniers Lamy*, B.-L. Berube*, V.-P. Rheaume*, M. Kanoun*, L. Maurais*, J. Bouchard*, A. C. Therrien*, C. Thibaudeau*, F. Dubois*, S. Charlebois, R. Fontaine et J.-F. Pratte. (2014). Digital SPAD detector for PET with real-time embedded processing, based on heterogeneous, vertically integrated mixed-signal electronic stack. 2014 CMC Annual Symposium - Texpo 2014. (Published).
  • Nolet F.*, Rhéaume V.-P.*, Parent S.*, Fontaine R., Pratte J.-F. (2014). Digital SiPM in HV CMOS with Adjustable Analog Dynamic Range (ORAL PRESENTATION). IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (Published).
  • Therrien A. C.*, Parent S.*, Berube B.-L.*, Rheaume V.-P.*, Charlebois S. A., Lecomte R.,Fontaine R., Pratte J.-F. (2014). Experimental Validation of a Single Photon Avalanche Diode Array Detector Simulator (ORAL PRESENTATION). IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (Published).
  • Maurais L.*, Charlebois S. A., Parent S.*, Rhéaume V.-P.*, Pratte J.-F. (2014). Impact of a 3D Microfabrication Process on the Dark Count Rate of Single Photon Avalanche Diodes (ORAL PRESENTATION). IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (Published).
  • Tétrault M.-A.*, Desaulniers Lamy E.*, Boisvert A.*, Fontaine R., Pratte J.-F. (2014). Real-Time Discreet SPAD Array Readout Architecture for Time of Flight PET. 2014 IEEE 19th Real-Time Conference. (Published).
  • Nolet F.*, Rhéaume V.-P.*, Parent S.*, Fontaine R., Pratte J.-F. (2014). Silicon Photomultiplier in HV CMOS 0.8 um with Adjustable Dynamic Range. 2014 CMC Annual Symposium. (Accepted).
  • Rhéaume V.-P.*, Bérubé B.-L.*, Fontaine R., Pratte J.-F. (2013). Architecture de circuit intégré pour caractérisation de photodiodes avalanche monophotonique. 81e Congrès de l'ACFAS, Colloque du ReSMiQ, Université Laval. (Published).
  • Boisvert A.*, Tétrault M.-A.*, Bérubé B.-L.*, Desaulniers Lamy E.*, Fontaine R., Pratte J.-F. (2013). Circuit d’étouffement pour photodiodes à avalanche opérées en mode Geiger en technologie 3D CMOS 130 nm en vue d’une intégration 3D pour l’imagerie médicale. 81e Congrès de l'ACFAS, Colloque du ReSMiQ, Université Laval. (Published).
  • Bérubé B.-L.*, Parent S.*, Rhéaume V.-P.*, Corbeil Therrien A.*, Maurais L.*, Charlebois S.A., Fontaine R., Pratte J.-F. (2013). Conception de photodiodes avalanche monophotoniques en technologie CMOS HV 0.8 um dédiées à une intégration 3D. 81e Congrès de l'ACFAS, Colloque du ReSMiQ, Université Laval. (Published).
  • Corbeil Therrien A.*, Bérubé B.-L.*, Charlebois S.A., Fontaine R., Pratte J.-F. (2013). Développement d’un simulateur dédié à un module de comptage de photons appliqué à la tomographie d’émission par positrons. 81e Congrès de l'ACFAS, Colloque du ReSMiQ, Université Laval. (Published).
  • Rhéaume V.-P.*, Bérubé B.-L.*, Fontaine R., Pratte J.-F. (2013). Integrated Circuit for Characterization of Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes in HV-CMOS 0.8 µm. 2013 CMC Microsystems Annual Symposium. (Accepted).
  • Tétrault M.-A.*, Desaulniers Lamy E.*, Boisvert A.*, Fontaine R., Pratte J.-F. (2013). Low Dead Time SPAD Digital Readout Architecture for Real Time PET. In Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2013 IEEE. 1-6. (Published).
  • Roy N.*, Mercier M.-O.*, Séguin-Godin G.*, Marcoux S.*, Brault L.-P.*, Lamoureux B.*, Picard S.*, St-Hilaire S.*, Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R. (2013). Sonde de calibration temporelle pour des scanners précliniques à tomographie d’émission par positrons. 81e Congrès de l'ACFAS, Colloque du ReSMiQ. (Published).
  • Bouziri H.*, Koua K., Arpin L., Ben Attouch M.W.*, Panier S.*, Abidi M.*, Paulin C., Martin B., Pepin C., Lecomte R., Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R. (2013). Time-over-Threshold Based Crystal Identification in Phoswich Detectors (ORAL PRESENTATION). Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2012 IEEE, [M05-6]. (Published).
  • Ben attouch M.W.*, Koua K.M., Panier S.*, Arpin L., Njejimana L.*, Bouziri H.*, Abidi M.*, Paulin C., Lecomte R., Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R. (2012). A fully integrated pulse charge generator embedded in a 64-channel readout ASIC dedicated to a PET/CT detector module. 2012 IEEE International Conference on Electronics Design, Systems and Applications (ICEDSA. 130-134. (Published).
  • Berube B.-L.*, Rheaume V.-P.*, Therrien A.C.*, Parent S.*, Maurais L.*, Boisvert A.*, Carini G., Charlebois S.A., Fontaine R., Pratte J.-F. (2012). Development of Single Photon Avalanche Diodes (SPAD) Arrays in High Voltage CMOS 0.8 um dedicated to a 3D Integrated Circuit (3DIC). In Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC). 1835-1839. (Published).
  • Budassi M., Stoll S., Purschke M.L., Ravindranath B., Fried J., Cao T., Pratte J.-F., O'Connor P., Babst B., Woody C.L., Vaska P., Schlyer D.J. (2012). First Results from the BNL Plant Imaging System. In Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2012 IEEE. 3530-3532. (Published).
  • Thibodeau C.*, Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R., Lecomte R. (2012). Polyenergetic CT Sinogram Generator. In Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2012 IEEE. 2707-2710. (Published).
  • Pratte J.-F., Tétrault M.-A.*, Berube B.-L.*, Corbeil-Therrien A.*, Rheaume V.-P.*, Boisvert A.*, Desaulniers Lamy E.*, Charlebois S., Fontaine R. (2012). Toward the Realization of 3D Single Photon Counting Modules for Radiation Instrumentation (ORAL PRESENTATION). In Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2012 IEEE. (Published).
  • Dragone A., Caragiulo P., Carini G.A., Herbst R., Pratte J.-F., O'Connor P., Rehak P., Siddons D.P., Haller G. (2012). eLine10k: A high dynamic range front-end ASIC for LCLS detectors. In Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2012 IEEE. 898-905. (Published).
  • Bouziri H.*, Koua K., Panier S.*, Ben Attouch M.W.*, Arpin L.*, Abidi M.*, Paulin C., Lecomte R., Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R. (2011). 64-channel readout ASIC for LabPET II. In CMC Symposium 2011. (Published).
  • Ben Attouch M.W.*, Bouziri H.*, Koua K., Panier S.*, Arpin L.*, Abidi M.*, Paulin C., Lecomte R., Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R. (2011). A 64?Channel Readout ASIC for the LabPET II APD Array Dedicated to Small Animal PET/CT Imaging Scanners. CMC Symposium 2011. (Published).
  • Panier S.*, Koua K., Arpin L.*, Bouziri H.*, Ben Attouch M.W.*, Abidi M.*, Paulin C., Pratte J.-F., Lecomte R., Fontaine R. (2011). A Small Area, Ultra-Low Power Baseline Holder for the APD-Based LabPET II Detector. Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2011 IEEE, [NP2.S-63]. (Published).
  • Fontaine R., Koua K., Bouziri H.*, Arpin L.*, Panier S.*, Ben Attouch M.W.*, Abidi M.*, Paulin C., Pratte J.-F., Lecomte R. (2011). A Time over Threshold-Based 64-Channel Readout ASIC for the LabPET II APD Array Dedicated to Small Animal Imaging PET Scanner. Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2011 IEEE, [NP2.S-69]. (Published).
  • Arpin L.*, Bouziri H.*, Koua K., Panier S.*, Ben Attouch M.W.*, Abidi M.*, Paulin C., Lecomte R., Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R. (2011). An Embedded Real Time Digital Signal Processing Unit and its Digital Design Flow for a 64?Channel PET Detector Module in a TSMC 0.18 um CMOS mixed?signal ASIC. CMC Symposium 2011. (Published).
  • Vaska P., Purschke M.L., Fried J., Junnarkar S.S., Gualtieri E., Karp J.S., Stoll S., Maramraju S.H., Ravindranath B., Budassi M., Cao T., Pratte J.-F., O'Connor P., Schlyer D., Woody C.L. (2011). An MRI-Compatible PET Insert for Whole Body Studies in Rodents at High Functional and Anatomical Resolution. In Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2011 IEEE. 3169-3172. (Published).
  • Arpin L.*, Koua K., Panier S.*, Bouziri H.*, Abidi M.*, Ben Attouch M.W.*, Lecomte R., Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R. (2011). Architecture numérique et procédure de validation pour un ASIC à signaux mixtes utilisé dans un scanner bimodal TEP/TDM avec 64 canaux d’acquisition. 79e Congrès de l'Acfas, Université de Sherbrooke. (Published).
  • Ravindranath B., Huang P.-J., Junnarkar S., Hong X., Purschke M.L., Stoll S., Maramraju S.H., Wang G.-J., Vaska P., Pratte J.-F., Woody C., Schlyer D. (2011). Clinical Evaluation of a Prototype Simultaneous PET-MRI Breast Imaging System (ORAL PRESENTATION). Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2011 IEEE, [MIC13-2]. (Published).
  • Panier S.*, Koua K., Arpin L.*, Ben Attouch M.W.*, Bouziri H.*, Abidi M.*, Paulin C., Lecomte R., Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R. (2011). Conception et intégration en technologie CMOS 0.18 µm d’un circuit de maintien de tension de base en sortie d’un filtre de mise en forme unipolaire dans un scanner bimodal TEP/TDM. 79e Congrès de l'Acfas, Université de Sherbrooke. (Published).
  • Ben Attouch M.W.*, Koua K., Panier S.*, Arpin L.*, Abidi M.*, Bouziri H.*, Paulin C., Lecomte R., Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R. (2011). Conception et intégration en technologie CMOS 0.18 µm d’un pulseur permettant de stimuler une quantité de charge à l’entrée des chaines d’acquisitions pour le scanner bimodal de TEP/TDM. 79e Congrès de l'Acfas, Université de Sherbrooke. (Published).
  • Thibaudeau C.*, Leroux J.D., Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R., Lecomte R. (2011). Cylindrical and Spherical Ray-Tracing for CT Iterative Reconstruction. In Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2011 IEEE. 4378-4381. (Published).
  • Convert L., Girard-Baril F., Boisselle V., Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R., Aimez V. (2011). Détecteur microfluidique haute efficacité pour les études pharmacocinétiques précliniques avec des radiotraceurs TEP et TEM. 79e Congrès de l'Acfas, Université de Sherbrooke. (Published).
  • Arpin L.*, Koua K., Panier S.*, Bouziri H.*, Abidi M.*, Ben Attouch M.W.*, Paulin C., Maillé P.*, Geoffroy C.*, Lecomte R., Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R. (2011). Embedded Real Time Digital Signal Processing Unit for a 64-Channel PET Detector Module. In Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2011 IEEE. 1545-1550. (Published).
  • Panier S.*, Koua K., Arpin L.*, Ben Attouch M.W.*, Bouziri H.*, Abidi M.*, Paulin C., Lecomte R., Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R. (2011). Intégration en technologie CMOS 0.18µm d’un contrôleur haute tension pour la polarisation de photodiode à avalanche dans un scanner TEP/TDM. 79e Congrès de l'Acfas, Université de Sherbrooke. (Published).
  • Purschke M.L., Budassi M., Cao T., Fried J., Gualtieri E., Junnarkar S.S., Karp J.S., Maramraju S.-H., O'Connor P., Pratte J.-F., Ravindranath B., Schlyer D., Stoll S.P., Vaska P., Woody C. (2011). Readout technologies for the BNL-UPenn MRI-compatible PET scanner for rodents. In Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2011 IEEE. 617-620. (Published).
  • Convert L., Girard-Baril F., Boisselle V., Chabot V., Zermatten P.-J., Hamel R Jr., Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R., Cloarec J.-P., Lecomte R., Charette P.G., Aimez V. (2011). Real time microfluidic analysis system for small animal molecular imaging. 4ème Colloque du Laboratoire International Associé : Nanotechnologies & Nanosystèmes (LIA-LN2). (Published).
  • Bouziri H.*, Koua K., Panier S.*, Ben Attouch M.W.*, Arpin L.*, Abidi M.*, Paulin C., Pepin C.M., Bergeron M., Lecomte R., Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R. (2011). Time-over-Threshold Based Crystal Identification in Phoswich Detectors (ORAL PRESENTATION). Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2011 IEEE. (Published).
  • Thibaudeau C.*, Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R., Lecomte R. (2011). Tomodensitométrie spectrale par comptage de photons. 79e Congrès de l'Acfas, Université de Sherbrooke. (Published).
  • Bouziri H.*, Koua K., Panier S.*, Arpin L.*, Abidi M.*, Ben Attouch M.W.*, Paulin C., Lecomte R., Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R. (2011). Étude de la mise en forme du signal analogique pour l’optimisation de la résolution en temps et de la résolution en énergie d’un scanner TEP/TDM avec 64 canaux d’acquisition. 79e Congrès de l'Acfas, Université de Sherbroo. (Published).
  • Abidi M.*, Calliste K.K.*, Kanoun M.*, Panier S.*, Arpin L.*, Tétrault M.-A.*, Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R. (2010). A delay locked loop for fine time base generation in a positron emission tomography scanner. In 5th Conference on Design and Technology of Integrated Systems in Nanoscale Era, DTIS 2010. 1-4. (Published).
  • Convert L., Girard-Baril F., Boisselle V., Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R., Aimez V., Charette P., Lecomte R. (2010). Microfluidic Beta and Conversion Electron Radiation Detector for Preclinical Pharmacokinetic Studies with PET and SPECT Radiotracers. Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (NSS/MIC), 2010 IEEE. 2128-2131. (Published).
  • Convert L., Girard-Baril F., Boisselle V., Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R., Aimez V., Charette P., Lecomte R. (2010). Microfluidic Beta and Conversion Electron Radiation Detector for Preclinical Pharmacokinetic Studies with PET and SPECT Radiotracers (ORAL PRESENTATION). In 2010 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference and 17th Room Temperature Semiconductor Detector Workshop - 2010 NSS-MIC,(p. [M09-6]). (Published).
  • Ravindranath B., Junnarkar S.S., Purschke M.L., Maramraju S.H., Southekal S.S., Stoll S.P., Pratte J.F., Vaska P., Woody C.L., Schlyer D.J. (2009). 3D tomographic wrist scanner for non-invasive determination of input function. In 2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2009. 2917-2919. (Published).
  • Koua K.M.C., Pratte J.-F., Assane A.-A.I., Viscogliosi N., Pepin C., Lecomte R., Fontaine R. (2009). Design and Performance of a 0.18-?m CMOS Charge Sensitive Preamplifier for the LabPET II, a Novel 64-Channel APD-Based Detector for PET/CT. 2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imag¬ing Conference [N13-30]. (Published).
  • Vaska P., Kim D., Southekal S., Krishnamoorthy S., Stoll S., Fried J., Schulz D., Pratte J.-F., Dragone A., Cui Y.-G., DeGeronimo G., Bolotnikov A., Woody C.L., O’Connor P. (2009). Performance of a Prototype Ultra-High Resolution PET Scanner Using CZT Pixel Detectors (ORAL PRESENTATION). In 2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imag¬ing Conference [M15-2]. (Published).
  • Southekal D., Schulz D., Schlyer S., Junnarkar S.S., Maramraju S.H., Ravindranath B., Stoll S., Purschke M., Pratte J.-F., Woody C.L., Vaska P. (2009). Quantitative Dynamic Neuroimaging with the RatCAP. 2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imag¬ing Conference [N13-30]. (Published).
  • Ravindranath B., Junnarkar S.S., Purschke M.L., Maramraju S.H., Hong X., Tomasi D., Bennett D., Cheng K., Southekal S.S., Stoll S.P., Pratte J.-F., Vaska P., Woody C.L., Schlyer D.J. (2009). Results from prototype II of the BNL simultaneous PET-MRI dedicated breast scanner. In 2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2009. 3315-3317. (Published).
  • Maramraju S.H., Smith S.D., Rescia S., Junnarkar S., Ravindranath B., Stoll S., Purschke M., Schulz D., Southekal S., Lenz W., Pratte J.-F., Vaska P., Woody C., Schlyer D. (2009). Simultaneous acquisition of PET/MR images of small animals at 9.4 T. 2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imag¬ing Conference [M05-247]. (Published).
  • Carini G.A., Dragone A., Chen W., Fried J., Kuczewski A., Li Z., Mead J., O'Connor P., Pratte J.-F., Rehak P., Wolniewicz K., Siddons D.P. (2009). The XAMPS detector for the X-ray pump-probe instrument at LCLS. In 2009 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2009. 2151-2153. (Published).
  • Vaska P., Kim D., Southekal S., Pratte J.-F., Fried J., Krishnamoorthy S., Stoll S., Bolotnikov A. (2009). Ultra-high resolution PET: a CZT-based scanner for the mouse brain (ORAL PRESENTATION). In 2009 SNM Annual Meeting. (Published).
  • Maramraju S.H., Junnarkar S., Ravindranath B., Southekal S., Stoll S., Smith S.D., Lenz W., Pratte J.-F., Purschke M., Rescia S., Krishnamoorthy S., Vaska P., Woody C., Schlyer D. (2008). An MR compatible PET scanner based on RatCAP for small animal imaging at 9.4 T. In 2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008. 3679-3682. (Published).
  • Ravindranath B., Maramraju S.H., Junnarkar S.S., Southekal S.S., Stoll S.P., Pratte J.-F., Purschke M.L., Hong X., Bennett D., Cheng K., Tomasi D., Smith D.S., Krishnamoorthy S., Vaska P., Woody C.L., Schlyer D.J. (2008). A simultaneous PET/MRI breast scanner based on the RatCAP. In 2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008. 4650-4655. (Published).
  • Krishnamoorthy S., Stoll S., Purschke M., Pratte J.-F., Woody C., Yu B., O'Connor P., Shlyer D., Vaska P. (2008). Design and Performance of a Light-Sharing Detector for 3D Gamma-Ray Imaging (ORAL PRESENTATION). In 2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference , NSS/MIC 2008. (Published).
  • Vaska P., Pratte J.-F., Dragone A., Fried J., Cui Y.-G., De Geronimo G., Kim D., Krishnamoorthy S., Bolotnikov A., O'Connor P., Dilmanian A., James R.B. (2008). Initial Results from a Full-Ring PET Scanner for the Mouse Brain Using CZT Pixel Detectors. IEEE 2008 NSS-MIC. (Published).
  • Ravindranath B., Maramraju S.H., Cheng K., Hong X., Jiang A., Tomasi D., Junnarkar S., Stoll S., Pratte J.-F., Smith D., Southekal S., Purschke M., Krishnamoorthy S., Vaska P., Woody C., Schlyer D. (2008). MRI Performance Evaluation of a Dedicated Breast PET/MRI Scanner based on the RatCAP (ORAL PRESENTATION). In IEEE 2008 NSS-MIC Breast Imaging Workshop,[MR3-2]. (Published).
  • Vaska P., Woody C.L., Schlyer D.J., Junnarkar S., Southekal S., Schulz D., Pratte J.-F., Stoll S., Purschke M., Fried J., Schiffer W., Maramraju S.H., Ravindranath B., Krishnamoorthy S., Radeka V., O'Connor P., Lecomte R., Fontaine R. (2008). Physical Performance and Quantitative Brain Imaging Studies Using the RatCAP Tomograph. IEEE 2008 NSS-MIC. (Published).
  • Pratte J.-F., Junnarkar S., Deptuch G., Fried J., O'Connor P., Radeka V., Vaska P., Woody C., Schlyer D., Lecomte R., Fontaine R. (2008). The RatCAP Front-End Electronics, TEXPO competition’s 2008 CMC Componentware/CAD Award, (1ST PLACE WINNER). 2008 CMC Annual Symposium. (Published).
  • Dragone A., Pratte J.F., Rehak P., Carini G.A., Herbst R., O'Connor P., Siddons D.P. (2008). XAMPS detector readout ASIC for LCLS. In 2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008. 2970-2975. (Published).
  • Carini G.A., Chen W., Dragone A., Fried J., Jakoncic J., Kuczweski A., Li Z., Mead J., Michta R., Pratte J.-F., Rehak P., Siddons D.P. (2008). XAMPS prototypes for the x-ray pump probe instruments at the LCLS. In 2008 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference Record, NSS/MIC 2008. 1572-1577. (Published).

Propriétés intellectuelles

Patents

  • Frédéric Nolet*, Frédérik Dubois*, Nicolas Roy*, Jean-Francois Pratte. Time To Digital Conversion. United States. (Pending).

Autres contributions

Présentations

  • J.-F. Pratte, S. Carrier*, K. Deslandes*, V. Gauthier*, P. Gendron*, M. Labrecque-Dias*, P. Martel-Dion*, F. Nolet*, C. Paulin, S. Parent*, T. Rossignol*, N. Roy, F. Vachon*, S.A. Charlebois. (2020). 3D Integrated Front Side Illuminated Photon-to-Digital Converters: Status and Applications. 2020 International SPAD (single photon avalanche diode) Sensor Workshop. Edinburgh (virtual due to Covid-19), United Kingdom.
  • J.-F. Pratte, F. Retiere, S. A. Charlebois. (2020). Photon-to-Digital Converters for precise timestamping and/or large area noble liquid experiments. CALICE Collaboration Meeting. Montréal, Canada.
  • J.-F. Pratte, S. Carrier*, A. C. Therrien*, K. Deslandes*, P. Gendron*, M. Labrecque-Dias*, W. Lemaire*, F. Nolet*, S. Parent*, C. Richard*, N. Roy, T. Rossignol*, G. St-Hilaire*,F. Vachon*,F. Retiere. (2019). Introduction to 3D Digital SiPM and Latest Results for Particle Physics. Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP2019). Burnaby, BC, Canada.
  • S. Charlebois, F. Retiere, J.-F. Pratte. (2018). 3D digital SiPM development for large area photodetectors. 2018 CPAD Instrumentation Frontier Workshop. Providence, Rhode Island, United States.
  • (2018). 2018 IEEE NPSS Radiation Instrumentation Early Career Award - For Spearheading the Development of per Pixel Picosecond Timing with Single Photon Avalanche Diodes Three-Dimensionally Integrated to Custom Readout Circuits. 2018 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. Sydney, Australia.
  • F. Nolet*; F. Dubois*; N. Roy; S.G. Carrier*; A. Samson*; G. St-Hilaire*; S.A. Charlebois; R Fontaine, J.-F. Pratte. (2018). A 256 pixels single photon avalanche diode readout ASIC with embedded digital signal processing for time of flight positron emission tomography (ORAL Presentation). 2018 Front-end Electronics Workshop. Orford, Canada.
  • J.-F. Pratte, S.A. Charlebois. (2018). Concept of 3D digital SiPM and the development for nEXO and DEAP. CERN SiPM Integrated Electronics Meeting. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Nicolas Roy*; Frédéric Nolet*; Frédérik Dubois*; Réjean Fontaine; Jean-François Pratte. (2018). Low area - low power time-to-digital converter for pixelated detector with 6.9 ps RMS timing jitter (ORAL Presentation). 2018 Front-end Electronics Workshop. Orford, Canada.
  • J.-F. Pratte; F. Nolet*; W. Lemaire*; F. Dubois*; N. Roy*; S.G. Carrier*; A. Samson*; G. St-Hilaire*; S.A. Charlebois; R. Fontaine. (2018). Next generation 3D digital SiPM for precise timing resolution. 14th Frontier Detectors for Frontier Physics. Elba, Italy.
  • Charlebois S., Bourque F.*, Momar Souare P., Nolet F.*, Dequivre T., Al Alam E., Jean É., Fontaine R., Danovitch D., Sylvestre J., Pratte J-F. (2016). 3D Digital SiPM and Smart Silicon Interposer for nEXO. nEXO Collaboration meeting - SLAC. Menlo Park, United States.
  • Marc-André Tétrault*, Réjean Fontaine, Jean-Francois Pratte. (2016). Digital SPAD Scintillation Detector Simulation Flow to Evaluate and Minimize Real-Time Requirements (ORAL). Workshop on Pico-Second Photon Sensors For Physics and Medical Applications. Kansas City, United States.
  • Fontaine R, Lecomte R, Pratte J-F. (2016). Past, current and foreseen PET and CT scanner researches dedicated to small and mid-size animal imaging at Université de Sherbrooke. Harvard – Massachusset Medical school seminars. boston, United States.
  • Pratte J-F., Bourque F.*, Nolet F.*, Dubois F.*, Bernard X.*, Parent S.*, Dequivre T., Al Alam E., Jean E., Dautet H., Fontaine R., Danovitch D., Sylvestre J., Charlebois S. (2016). Sherbrooke’s Electronics. nEXO Collaboration meeting - SLAC. Menlo Park, United States.
  • Pratte J-F. (2016). Single Photon Detector Microsystems for Neutrino and High Energy Physics: 3D Digital Silicon Photomultiplier. McGill Particle and Astroparticle Physics Seminar. Montréal, Canada.
  • Pratte, J.-F., Bourque, F.*, Rossignol, T.*, Bernard, X.*, Parent, S.*, Rhéaume, V.-P.*, Côté, M.*, Nolet, F.*, Dequivre, T., Vachon, F.*, Fontaine, R., Danovitch, D., Sylvestre, J., Charlebois, S. (2016). The 3D digital SiPM for nEXO (https://indico.cern.ch/event/522485/). Front-End Electronics 2016. Krakow, Poland.
  • R. Fontaine, R. Lecomte et J.F. Pratte. (2016). Tomographie d’émission par positrons à l’Université de Sherbrooke, historique et besoins futurs. Séminaire, Département de physique, Université Laval. quebec, Canada.
  • Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R., Lecomte R., Charlebois S., Bernard X.*, Corbeil-Therrien A.*, Dubois F.*, Maurais L.*, Mercier M. O.*, Nolet F.*, Parent S.*, Roy N.*, Tétrault M.-A.*, Paulin C. (2015). 3D Digital SPAD Array Readout: from 10 ps Timing Resolution to Low Power Single Photon Counting Timing. Triumf Technical Seminar. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Pratte J-F., Nolet F.*, Charlebois S., Fontaine R., Retiere F. (2015). 3D Digital SiPM for nEXO: Motivation, Architecture and Outcomes. nEXO Collaboration meeting. Philadelphia, United States.
  • Pratte J.-F., Fontaine R., Charlebois SA., Bernard X.*, Corbeil-Therrien A.*, Dubois F.*, Maurais L.*, Mercier M-O.*, Nolet F.*, Parent S.*, Roy N.*, Tétrault M-A.*, Paulin C. (2015). 3D Single Photon Counting Modules: Status and Future Work. CMOS Emerging Technologies Research. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Pratte J-F., Fontaine R., Charlebois S., Bernard X.*, Corbeil-Therrien A.*, Dubois F.*, Maurais L.*, Mercier M-O.*, Nolet F.*, Parent S.*, Roy N.*, Tétrault M-A.*, Paulin C. (2015). 3D Single Photon Modules for Fast Timing. Fast Advanced Scintillator Timing First Annual General Meeting. Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Pratte J-F., Fontaine R., Charlebois S., Lecomte R., Parent S.*, Corbeil-Therrien A.*, Tétrault M-A.*, Nolet F.*, Roy N.*, Mercier M-O.*, Maurais L.*, Paulin C. (2015). Having fun counting photons: Optimizing single photon timing resolution and improve aSiPM, dSiPM and PMT systems. CERN PH-CMX group. Genève, Switzerland.
  • Pratte J-F., Fontaine R., Charlebois S., Lecomte R., Parent S.*, Corbeil-Therrien A.*, Tétrault M-A.*, Nolet F.*, Roy N.*, Mercier M-O.*, Maurais L.*, Paulin C. (2015). SPAD Readout Electronics for Particle Physics Experiments and Positron Emission Tomography. Fermi National Laboratory. Batavia, United States.
  • Pratte J.-F., Lecomte R., Fontaine R., Charlebois S. (2015). The activities at the Groupe de Recherche en Appareillage Médical de Sherbrooke – GRAMS The LabPET II & 3D Single Photon Counting Modules. Crystal Clear Collaboration Annual Meeting. Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Pratte J.-F., Bérubé B.-L.*, Corbeil-Therrien A.*, Desaulniers-Lamy E.*, Dubois F.*, Maurais L.*, Mercier M.O.*, Nolet F.*, Parent S.*,Rhéaume V.-P.*,Roy N.*,Tétrault M.-A.*,Charlebois S., Fontaine R. (2013). Design criteria, advantages and tradeoffs of 3D Single photon counting modules for tens of ps resolution. 2013 IEEE NSS/MIC/RTSD. Séoul, Korea, Republic of.
  • Pratte J.-F., Tétrault M.-A.*, Bérubé B.-L.*, Corbeil Therrien A.*, Rhéaume V.-P.*, Boisvert A.*, Desaulniers Lamy E.*, Parent S.*, Maurais L.*, Charlebois S., Fontaine R. (2012). Development of 3D Single Photon Counting Modules for Radiation Instrumentation. SLAC Advanced Instrumentation Seminars. Menlo Park, United States.
  • Pratte J.-F., Tétrault M.-A.*, Bérubé B.-L.*, Desaulniers Lamy E.*, Corbeil Therrien A.*, Boisvert A.*, Rhéaume V.-P.*, Pepin C., Charlebois S., Lecomte R., Fontaine R. (2011). 3D Digital Photodetectors Status and Plans. Proceedings of the 8th International Meeting on Front-End Electronics [Art. No.: 5751422]. Bergamo, Italy.
  • Pratte J.-F. (2010). Circuits intégrés en 3D et instrumentation pour imagerie médicale. 78e Congrès de l'ACFAS. Montréal, Canada.
  • Pratte J.-F., Desaulniers Lamy É.*, Bérubé B.-L.*, Corbeil Therrien A.*, Boisvert A.*, Tétrault M.-A.*, Charlebois S, Lecomte R, Fontaine R. (2010). Circuits intégrés en 3D et photodétecteurs numériques. Colloque Sherbrooke-Montpellier 2010. Sherbrooke, Canada.
  • Pratte J.-F., Tetrault M.-A.*, Fontaine R. (2010). High sensitivity fully digital photodetector. In 3D Systems Integration Conference 2010 IEEE International (3DIC). Munich, Germany.
  • (2009). A passion for microelectronics and medical imaging. CMC Microsystems. Kingston, Canada.
  • Dragone A., Pratte J.-F., Rehak P., Carini G., Mead J., Kuczewski A., Herbst R., Haller G., Van Bakel N., O’Connor P., Siddons D.P. (2009). Front End Electronics for Instruments at LCLS. FEXAMPS: a case study. 7th International Meeting on Front-End Electronics (FEE 2009). Montauk, United States.