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 Compressive sense imaging patent thumbnailCompressive sense imaging
Systems and methods for compressive sense imaging are provided. In one aspect, incident light reflecting from an object is received via an aperture array and a sensor and intermediate compressive measurements are generated using compressive sequence matrices that are determined based on the properties of the aperture array and the sensor.
Alcatel-lucent Usa Inc.


 Solid-state imaging device,  driving the solid-state imaging device, and electronic device patent thumbnailSolid-state imaging device, driving the solid-state imaging device, and electronic device
A solid-state imaging device including a photoelectric conversion portion photoelectrically converting incident light into signal charge and accumulate the signal charge, a plurality of signal lines including a transfer signal line to which a transfer signal for reading the signal charge accumulated in the photoelectric conversion portion to a floating diffusion region is input, a driver circuit inputting a plurality of desired signals into the plurality of signal lines including the transfer signal line, and a terminal circuit connected to a side opposite to a side of the transfer signal line where the driver circuit is connected and to which a control signal for securing the transfer signal line at a constant voltage is input before a desired signal of the plurality of desired signals with respect to a signal line adjacent to the transfer signal line of the plurality of signal lines is input to the signal line adjacent to the transfer signal line.. .
Sony Corporation


 Solid-state imaging device,  manufacturing solid-state imaging device, and imaging apparatus patent thumbnailSolid-state imaging device, manufacturing solid-state imaging device, and imaging apparatus
A solid-state imaging device includes, in a semiconductor substrate, a pixel portion provided with a photoelectric conversion portion, which photoelectrically converts incident light to obtain an electric signal and a peripheral circuit portion disposed on the periphery of the pixel portion, wherein a gate insulating film of amos transistor in the peripheral circuit portion is composed of a silicon oxynitride film, a gate insulating film of amos transistor in the pixel portion is composed of a silicon oxynitride film, and an oxide film is disposed just above the photoelectric conversion portion in the pixel portion.. .
Sony Corporation


 Back side illuminated semiconductor structure with semiconductor capacitor connected to floating diffusion node patent thumbnailBack side illuminated semiconductor structure with semiconductor capacitor connected to floating diffusion node
There is provided a back side illuminated semiconductor structure with a semiconductor capacitor connected to a floating diffusion node in which the semiconductor capacitor for reducing a dimension of the floating diffusion node is provided above the floating diffusion node so as to eliminate the influence thereto by incident light and enhance the light absorption efficiency.. .
Pixart Imaging Inc.


 Spread illuminating apparatus patent thumbnailSpread illuminating apparatus
A spread illuminating apparatus includes a light source that emits white light, and a light guide plate including an incident light surface which is an end surface at which the light source is disposed and an emitting part that emits light which has entered from the incident light surface in a spread pattern from an emitting surface. The light guide plate includes an incident light wedge part between the incident light surface and the emitting part, the incident light wedge part including an inclined surface and tapering in thickness from the incident light surface side toward a forward direction.
Minebea Co., Ltd.


 Image pickup apparatus, control apparatus, control method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium patent thumbnailImage pickup apparatus, control apparatus, control method, and non-transitory computer-readable storage medium
An image pickup apparatus includes an image pickup unit configured to receive an incident light beam from regions of a pupil of an optical system different from each other to output a first image signal and a second image signal, and a calculation unit configured to calculate an evaluation value while relatively shifting the first and second image signals from pixels included in a predetermined range to calculate a defocus amount, and the calculation unit is configured to change a size of the predetermined range so that a center of a visual field range relative to a position of a target pixel does not vary depending on a shift amount between the first and second image signals.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


 Solid-state image pickup device patent thumbnailSolid-state image pickup device
A solid-state image pickup device includes a plurality of pixels each including a photoelectric conversion section that generates an electric charge in accordance with incident light and a junction field-effect transistor that outputs an image signal in accordance with the electric charge generated by the photoelectric conversion section. The solid-state image pickup device includes a first element isolation region using an insulator and a second element isolation region using a pn junction, the first element isolation region and the second element isolation region being arranged in a region in which the plurality of pixels are arranged..
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha


 Photomultiplier and its manufacturing method patent thumbnailPhotomultiplier and its manufacturing method
The present invention relates to a photomultiplier having a structure for making it possible to easily realize high detection accuracy and fine processing, and a method of manufacturing the same. The photomultiplier comprises an enclosure having an inside kept in a vacuum state, whereas a photocathode emitting electrons in response to incident light, an electron multiplier section multiplying in a cascading manner the electron emitted from the photocathode, and an anode for taking out a secondary electron generated in the electron multiplier section are arranged in the enclosure.
Hamamatsu Photonics K.k.


 Anti-newton-ring film and touch panel patent thumbnailAnti-newton-ring film and touch panel
An anti-newton-ring film for effectively preventing generation of newton rings in a resistive touch panel is provided. The anti-newton-ring film is obtained, with the use of a liquid phase containing one or more polymers, one or more curable resin-precursors, and a solvent, through a step for forming a phase-separation structure by spinodal decomposition of (i) a plurality of polymers, (ii) a combination of a polymer and a curable resin-precursor, or (iii) a plurality of curable resin-precursors, from the liquid phase concurrent with evaporation of the solvent, and a step for curing the resin-precursor to form an anti-newton-ring layer.
Daicel Corporation


 Beam splitting system for laser ranging patent thumbnailBeam splitting system for laser ranging
A beam splitting system for laser ranging includes a roof half-pentaprism, an isosceles prism and a compensating prism. Due to different compensating prisms, there are four light splitting combinations in total.
Jinhua Lanhai Photoelectricity Technology Co., Ltd.


Method for operating a light microscope and optical assembly

The invention relates to a method for operating a light microscope, which comprises at least the following components: a modulator diaphragm for restricting a light cross-section, a sample plane, which is located in a beam path behind the modulator diaphragm and in which a sample can be positioned, a phase ring, which is arranged in the beam path behind the sample plane and along the cross-section of which incident light can be differently influenced, and a pupil camera for capturing a pupil image. The method involves the following steps: with the aid of a beam splitter, which is located in the beam path in front of the phase ring, light that emanates from the sample is guided in part to the pupil camera and in part to the phase ring; a pupil image, which is not influenced by the phase ring, is recorded and a sample image is simultaneously emitted; with the aid of electronic image processing means in the recorded pupil image, the position and size of an image of the modulator diaphragm, which is influenced by a sample but not influenced by the phase ring, is measured; a relative displacement between the phase ring and the modulator diaphragm is performed on the basis of the measured position and of the measured size of the image of the modulator diaphragm with the aid of electronic control means.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmbh

Backlight assembly and display device having the same

A backlight assembly includes a light source, a circuit board on which the light source is disposed, a light guide plate in which light emitted from the light source is incident on one surface and the incident light is emitted to another surface, a bottom chassis configured to accommodate the light guide plate, and a fixing frame coupled to the bottom chassis and configured to fix the circuit board. The fixing frame includes a first fixing frame on which the circuit board is disposed and a second fixing frame separably coupled to the first fixing frame and disposed on a bottom surface of the bottom chassis..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

Backlight assembly and display device having the same

A backlight assembly is provided. The backlight assembly includes a light source, a light guide plate, a light collimation unit, and a guide groove.
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.

Optical sensing module, optical mechanism of spectrometer, and spectrometer

The present application discloses an optical sensing module, an optical mechanism of a spectrometer, and a spectrometer. An optical sensing module according to one embodiment comprises an optical sensing component and an optical fiber.
Oto Photonics Inc.

Color separation element array, image sensor including the color separation element array, and image pickup apparatus including the color separation element array

A color separation element array includes a plurality of color separation elements arranged in two dimensions and separating an incident light according to a wavelength such that, of the incident light, a light of a first wavelength is directed to a first direction and a light of a second wavelength that is different from the first wavelength is directed to a second direction that is different from the first direction, in which each of the plurality of color separation elements includes a first element and a second element that are sequentially arranged according to a traveling direction of the incident light, and the first element and the second element of at least one of the plurality of color separation elements are shifted with respect to each other.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Image sensors and methods for controlling an image sensor

According to various embodiments, an image sensor may be provided. The image sensor may include: a plurality of pixel cells, each pixel cell configured to convert incident light to an electric signal indicating the intensity of the incident light; a pixel determination circuit configured to determine a pixel cell of the plurality of pixel cells based on light incident to the plurality of pixel cells; and an output circuit configured to output the electrical signal of the determined cell..
Nanyang Technological University

Optical grating phase modulator for laser interference photoetching system

An optical grating phase modulator for a laser interference photoetching system is composed of a substrate, an optical grating, an electric motor and an optical grating positioner. The optical grating, the electric motor and the optical grating positioner are all mounted on the substrate.
Tsinghua University

Laser microscope apparatus

By using a ppd as a detector, photon count loss is reduced to the utmost, and the incident light-intensity range in which light can be detected is widened. Provided is a laser microscope apparatus including an objective lens that collects return light from a specimen; a collimator lens that converts the return light collected by the objective lens into a substantially collimated beam, a ppd including a plurality of pixels that detect the return light converted to a substantially collimated beam by the collimator lens; and a controller that makes the beam diameter of the return light incident on the ppd substantially equal to an effective detection area of the ppd, formed by the plurality of pixels..
Olympus Corporation

Single-photon camera

A nanophotonic device comprises at least two segments, wherein each segment comprises a grating coupler for receiving incident light and a superconducting stripe located on a substrate, wherein the grating coupler is optically coupled to a superconducting stripe of a superconducting single-photon detector. The nanophotonic device further comprises at least two further segments which do not comprise a superconducting stripe, wherein the grating couplers in the further segments constitute an optical reference port for aligning an optical fiber array to the nanophotonic device, wherein an optical coupling is provided between at least two of the optical reference ports.
Karlsruher Lnstitut Für Technologie

Solid-state imaging device

A solid-state imaging device according to an aspect of the present invention includes: an imaging area including a plurality of pixels arranged in rows and columns, each of the plurality of pixels converting incident light into a pixel signal; a column signal line provided for each of the columns, for reading out the pixel signal; and a current source connected to the column signal line, in which the current source includes: three transistors connected in series and provided between the column signal line and a gnd line; and a transistor having a drain and a source each of which is connected to a different one of connection points connecting adjacent ones of the three transistors.. .
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing solid-state imaging device and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a pixel having a photoelectric conversion element which generates a charge in response to incident light, a first transfer gate which transfers the charge from the photoelectric conversion element to a charge holding section, and a second transfer gate which transfers the charge from the charge holding section to a floating diffusion. The first transfer gate includes a trench gate structure having at least two trench gate sections embedded in a depth direction of a semiconductor substrate, and the charge holding section includes a semiconductor region positioned between adjacent trench gate sections..
Sony Corporation

Interfering near field transducer for energy assisted magnetic recording

An apparatus for energy assisted magnetic recording of a storage disk includes a plurality of dielectric waveguide cores configured to receive incident light energy from an energy source and direct the incident light energy to a target, and a near field transducer (nft) formed at an air bearing surface of a magnetic recording device. The nft is configured to focus the light energy received from the plurality of waveguide cores and to transmit the focused light energy onto the storage disk surface to generate a heating spot on the storage disk.
Western Digital (fremont), Llc

Portable decorative object including an illuminated region

The present invention relates to a portable decorative object including a transparent part including at least one reflective inclined edge oriented so as to receive an incident ambient light perpendicular to an upper face of the transparent part, the inclined edge being oriented so as to send back the perpendicular incident light to inside the transparent part. The object includes a decorative region arranged inside the transparent part, illuminated by the light reflected by the inclined edge..
Homdec

Coupling device having a stamped structured surface for routing optical data signals

An optical coupling device for routing optical signals for use in an optical communications module, in which defined on a base are a structured surface having a surface profile that reshapes and/or reflect an incident light, and an alignment structure defined on the base, configured with a surface feature to facilitate positioning an optical component on the base in optical alignment with the structured surface to allow light to be transmitted along a defined path between the structured surface and the optical component. The structured surface and the alignment structure are integrally defined on the base by stamping a malleable material of the base.
Nanoprecision Products, Inc.

Light emitting arrangement using light guides

A light emitting arrangement comprising two light emitting elements (32, 32a) arranged along a longitudinal direction of the light emitting arrangement, and at least one light guide (34) each partly covering the light emitting surface of a first of the light emitting elements and having an entrance surface (35) arranged to receive incident light from the first light emitting element (32) and an exit surface (36) arranged to emit at least a portion of the incident light received by the entrance surface. The light guide is arranged such that the exit surface (36) is located between the first light emitting element (32) and a second light emitting element (32a) and is oriented to emit light in the general lighting direction.
Koninklijke Phillips N.v.

Miniaturized imaging wafer edge

Disclosed are methods and apparatus for imaging a rounded edge of a sample, such as a wafer with a beveled edge. In one embodiment, the system includes a curved diffuser having an internal surface for positioning towards the rounded edge of the sample and an external surface opposite the internal surface and light sources for generating a plurality of illumination beams adjacent to a plurality of positions on the external surface of the diffuser so that the diffuser outputs uniform light onto the rounded edge of the sample at a wide range of incident angles.
Kla-tencor Corporation

An enabling wide-field polarimetry

A polarimetry apparatus comprising a plurality of flexible light conduits each having first and second ends, and a respective polarization modulator associated with each light conduit, wherein each light conduit is configured to receive incident light from a different predetermined region in space via the first end, and deliver said light to a detector unit via the second end, and wherein the polarization modulator is configured to modulate the polarization of the light to enable a partial or complete polarization state of the incident light to be determined by the detector unit for each light conduit.. .
Universiteit Leiden

Spectrally controllable light valve

A system may include: a light valve exposed to incident light from an external light source. The light valve may independently modulate multiple wavelength bands of the incident light that are transmitted through the light valve and into an environment that the system illuminates.
Telelumen, Llc

Optical member and display device including the same

Disclosed are an optical member and a display device including the same. The optical member includes a wavelength conversion layer to convert a wavelength of an incident light, and an impact absorbing layer on the wavelength conversion layer..
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

2-d straight-scan on imaging surface with a raster polygon

A 2-d scanning system uses a fast-rotating raster-polygon as a single scanning component to produce straight scan lines over a 2-d image surface. An approach angle of incident light beams to the raster-polygon is selected to minimize pin-cushion distortion of scan lines introduced by polygon scanning on the image surface, and a tilt angle of the rotational axis of the raster-polygon is selected to position said polygon-scanning distortion symmetrically on the image surface.
Prysm, Inc.

Image projection apparatus

Provided is an image projection apparatus including: one or more light sources; one or more illumination optical systems; a first reflection-type light valve group including three light valves and being configured to modulate incident light based on first image information; a second reflection-type light valve group including three light valves and being configured to modulate incident light based on second image information; a first prism-type photosynthesizing member having a function of synthesizing, on one optical axis, light that is reflected by the first reflection-type light valve group; a second prism-type photosynthesizing member having a function of synthesizing, on one optical axis, light that is reflected by the second reflection-type light valve group; and a prism-type beam splitter configured to synthesize, on one optical axis, light that has been reflected by the first reflection-type light valve group and light that has been reflected by the second reflection-type light valve group.. .
Sony Corporation

High speed photosensitive devices and associated methods

High speed optoelectronic devices and associated methods are provided. In one aspect, for example, a high speed optoelectronic device can include a silicon material having an incident light surface, a first doped region and a second doped region forming a semiconductive junction in the silicon material, and a textured region coupled to the silicon material and positioned to interact with electromagnetic radiation.
Sionyx, Inc.

Solid-state image pickup device and image pickup device

Provided is a solid-state image pickup device in which a first substrate and a second substrate are laminated and electrically connected by connection units. The first substrate includes: a plurality of pixel units which are disposed in a matrix shape and output signals corresponding to amounts of incident light; and first wiring units which connect the pixel units and the connection units.
Olympus Corporation

Solid-state imaging device, manufacturing method thereof, and electronic apparatus

A solid-state imaging device includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions each provided to correspond to each of a plurality of pixels in a semiconductor substrate and receiving incident light through a light sensing surface, and a pixel separation portion that is embedded into a trench provided on a side portion of the photoelectric conversion portion and electrically separates the plurality of pixels in a side of an incident surface of the semiconductor substrate into which the incident light enters. The pixel separation portion is formed by an insulation material which absorbs the incident light entering the light sensing surface..
Sony Corporation

Planarization method, polishing wafer, and cmp system

A planarization method is provided. The planarization method includes providing a wafer, in which the wafer includes a work function layer, a surface layer formed on the work function layer and oxidized from the work function layer, and a planarization layer disposed on or above the surface layer, performing a chemical-mechanical planarization (cmp) process on the planarization layer, providing an incident light to a surface of the wafer under the cmp process, detecting absorption of the incident light by the surface layer; and stopping the cmp process in response to an increase in the detected absorption of the incident light..
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Method and testing operation of an optical liquid crystal device

Methods and apparatus for testing operation of a single or multiple tunable active optical device(s) operated by one or more driving electrodes are described. Test methods and apparatus are provided for device testing without necessarily requiring direct physical contact with the driving electrodes.
Lensvector Inc.

Focus detection unit and optical apparatus

A focus detection unit to adjust a focal point of an image, of an object, formed by an optical system includes a first output section, a second output section, and a projection optical system. The first output section includes a first light modulation element configured to generate a first pattern image based on incident light and is configured to output the generated first pattern image.
Mitutoyo Corporation

Off-axial three-mirror optical system with freeform surfaces

An off-axial three-mirror optical system with freeform surfaces includes a primary mirror, a secondary mirror, a tertiary mirror, and an image sensor. The primary mirror is located on an incident light path.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Nanoparticle analyzer

The subject matter disclosed herein provides methods for detecting and analyzing individual nanoparticles of the same, similar, or different sizes co-existing in a fluid sample using multi-spectral analysis. A plurality of light sources may be configured to produce a plurality of light beams at different spectral wavebands.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Off-axial three-mirror optical system with freeform surfaces

An off-axial three-mirror optical system with freeform surfaces includes an aperture, a primary mirror, a secondary mirror, a tertiary mirror, and a detector. The aperture is located on an incident light path.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

Imaging device and driving the same

In an imaging device including a pixel array in which a plurality of pixels is arranged, each of the pixels including first and second photoelectric conversion units, and a micro lens that collects incident light to the first and second photoelectric conversion units, in a first frame period, a first signal based on a signal electric charge generated in the first photoelectric conversion unit and a second signal based on a signal electric charge generated in at least the second photoelectric conversion unit are read out from a plurality of pixels included in a part of the pixel array, and in a second frame period, a third signal based on the signal electric charges generated in the first and the second photoelectric conversion units is read out from a plurality of pixels included in another part of the pixel array.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Transparent electrode optical device, method, and applications

An optical device including a shaped electrode on a substrate thereof utilizes total internal reflection to provide improved transmission of electromagnetic radiation (‘light’) to the substrate compared to standard electrode designs that involve flat electrode surfaces. Redirection of incident light by a tilted or otherwise shaped contact or material added on the contact provides otherwise reflected light to an open surface region of the substrate.
University Of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

Imaging device

An imaging device includes a semiconductor substrate comprising a first semiconductor; and a unit pixel cell provided to the semiconductor substrate. The unit pixel cell includes: a photoelectric converter that includes a pixel electrode and a photoelectric conversion layer, the photoelectric converter converting incident light into electric charges; a charge detection transistor that includes a part of the semiconductor substrate and detects the electric charges; and a reset transistor that includes at least a part of a first semiconductor layer comprising a second semiconductor and initializes a voltage of the photoelectric converter.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Stacked solid-state imaging device and imaging apparatus

A stacked solid-state imaging device includes a first substrate and a second substrate that are stacked on each other, a photoelectric conversion unit that converts incident light into an electrical signal, an electrode portion that is provided on the first substrate and has an exposed surface exposed to the outside in order to deliver an electrical signal to and from the outside, a connection portion that electrically connects a first contact portion provided on the first substrate and a second contact portion provided on the second substrate, and a wiring portion that is provided on the first substrate and electrically connects the electrode portion and the first contact portion in which the connection portion is arranged so as not to overlap the exposed surface when seen from a stacked direction in which the first substrate and the second substrate are stacked on each other.. .
Olympus Corporation

Imaging device

An imaging device includes a semiconductor substrate; and a unit pixel cell provided to a surface of the semiconductor substrate. The unit pixel cell includes: a photoelectric converter that includes a pixel electrode and a photoelectric conversion layer located on the pixel electrode, the photoelectric converter converting incident light into electric charges; a charge detection transistor that includes a part of the semiconductor substrate and detects the electric charges; and a reset transistor that includes a first gate electrode and initializes a voltage of the photoelectric converter.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Imaging device

An imaging device includes a semiconductor substrate and at least one unit pixel cell provided to a surface of the semiconductor substrate. Each of the at least one unit pixel cell includes: a photoelectric converter including a pixel electrode and a photoelectric conversion layer located on the pixel electrode, the photoelectric converter converting incident light into electric charges; a charge detection transistor that includes a part of the semiconductor substrate and detects the electric charges; and a reset transistor that includes a gate electrode and initializes a voltage of the photoelectric converter.
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Identifying and measuring reticulocytes

Methods and systems for identifying reticulocytes in a blood sample deposited on a substrate include: illuminating the sample with incident light at two different wavelengths, obtaining a two-dimensional image of the sample corresponding to a first one of the wavelengths, and obtaining a two-dimensional image of the sample corresponding to a second one of the wavelengths; analyzing the images to identify a set of representative red blood cells; determining an area of each of the red blood cells in the set; determining a color value of each of the red blood cells in the set; and, for each one of the red blood cells in the set, identifying the red blood cell as a reticulocyte if the area of the red blood cell exceeds an area cutoff value and the color value of the red blood cell is less than a color cutoff value.. .
Roche Diagnostics Hematology, Inc

Optical device, interrogating a volume with an illumination pattern

In one embodiment, the optical device for generating an illumination pattern has a beam splitter and a pattern generator mounted in series and optically coupled one with the other. The beam splitter and the pattern generator are configured to cooperate one with the other in formatting an incident light beam into the illumination pattern.
Osela Inc.

Color filter and preparation method thereof, and display device

A color filter, a display device using the color filter, and a method for preparing the color filter are provided. The color filter is provided with a plurality of pixel regions in one-to-one correspondence to light within a plurality of different wavebands, respectively.
Beijing Boe Display Technology Co., Ltd.

Display device

A display device includes a first optical part that reflects at least part of incident light and a projection part that projects image light including the image information. The first optical part includes a first base, a reflective layer, a second base, and an intermediate layer.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

One dimensional photonic crystals for enhanced fluorescence based sensing, imaging and assays

Techniques for enhanced fluorescence include a functionalized substrate for a target optical frequency comprising a one dimensional photonic crystal that is functionalized with a bioactive target molecule that has an affinity for a particular analytic. The one dimensional photonic crystal includes a plurality of dielectric layers including a plurality of high index of refraction layers alternating with a plurality of low index of refraction layers.
The University Of Maryland, Baltimore

Side-emitting led lens, and backlight unit and display device comprising same

Disclosed is a side-emitting led lens including: a lower surface including an incident surface with light emitted from the led chip thereon; an upper surface formed to total-reflect directly incident light among light beams incident on the incident surface; and a side surface for connecting the lower surface and the upper surface and formed to emit directly incident light among light total-reflected by the upper surface and light incident on the incident surface, out of the lens. The upper surface is formed to total-reflect light that is emitted from an end point of a light emitting surface of the led chip, positioned at the same side as an arbitrary point on the upper surface based on an optical axis of the led chip, and incident on the arbitrary point on the upper surface, towards the side surface..
Anycasting Co., Ltd.

Solid-state image capture device and image capture device

A solid-state image capture device includes a plurality of pixels and a first substrate and a second substrate in which circuit elements constitutes the pixels are disposed and which are electrically connected by a connection unit. The pixels includes: photoelectric conversion elements disposed in the first substrate and generating signals corresponding to amounts of incident light; sample hold capacities disposed in the second substrate and holding output signals corresponding to the signals generated by the photoelectric conversion elements; and a clamp capacitor disposed in the second substrate, shared by the plurality of pixels, and clamping voltages of the output signals held in the plurality of sample hold capacities.
Olympus Corporation

Image sensor and stacked structure thereof

There are provided an image sensor and a stacked structure thereof. The image sensor includes a pixel array in which a plurality of unit pixels for generating an output signal in accordance with incident light are arranged, a first amplifier having a first input dynamic range, and a second amplifier having a second input dynamic range that is larger than the first input dynamic range.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Solid-state imaging device

According to one embodiment, there is provided a solid-state imaging device including a charge storage portion and a photoelectric conversion portion. The charge storage portion is formed of a first semiconductor material.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Solid-state imaging device with photoelectric conversion section, manufacturing the same, and electronic device with photoelectric conversion section

A solid-state imaging device including a semiconductor layer including a photoelectric conversion section receiving incident light and generating a signal charge; and a light absorbing section for absorbing transmitted light transmitted by the photoelectric conversion section and having a longer wavelength than light absorbed by the photoelectric conversion section, the transmitted light being included in the incident light, the light absorbing section being disposed on a side of another surface of the semiconductor layer on an opposite side from one surface of the semiconductor layer, the incident light being made incident on the one surface of the semiconductor layer.. .
Sony Corporation

Plasmonic optical waveguide using plasmonic coupling between nano-aperture and nano-particle

The present invention relates to a plasmonic optical waveguide using plasmonic coupling between a nano-aperture and a nano-particle. The plasmonic optical waveguide includes the nano-aperture formed with an opening of a nano-scale through which light enters; and a single metal nano-particle arranged at the focal point of the nano-aperture to generate plasmon coupling in association with the light output from the nano-aperture.
Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation Yonsei University

Light guide plate, backlight module and display device

The present invention discloses a light guide plate, a backlight module and a display device. In the light guide plate, a plurality of triangular pyramid dots are provided; two of four surfaces of each of the triangular pyramid dots are light receiving surfaces facing a backlight source, and are reflective mirror surfaces, so that incident light reaching the two light receiving surfaces from the backlight source is converted into emergent light exiting in two different directions, and then the emergent light is emitted out from the upper surface of the light guide plate.
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Back light unit and display device

The general inventive concepts provide a side-light type backlight unit. The side-light type backlight unit comprises a light guide plate and a light source located at the side of the light incident surface of the light guide plate.
Beijing Boe Display Technology Co., Ltd.

Imaging device, image processing device, image processing method and program

Pixels constituting the imaging element include at least four types of the determination pixels for which color filter patterns of adjacent pixels thereof are different from one another. At least one of pixels, which are adjacent to each determination pixel, is a first color pixel that has a color filter with a first color.
Fujifilm Corporation

Solid-state imaging apparatus and endoscope apparatus

A solid-state imaging apparatus includes a plurality of photoelectric conversion sections configured to generate a signal charge according to an amount of an incident light and disposed in a matrix, a first accumulation section configured to accumulate the signal charge, a first transfer section configured to transfer the signal charge from the photoelectric conversion sections to the first accumulation section, a second accumulation section configured to accumulate the signal charge accumulated in the first accumulation section, a second transfer section configured to transfer the signal charge accumulated in the first accumulation section to the second accumulation section, a reset section configured to reset the signal charge accumulated in the second accumulation section, an output section configured to output a signal according to the signal charge accumulated in the second accumulation section, and first and second control sections configured to control each section for every row or column.. .
Olympus Corporation

Solar collector

The present invention relates to a solar collector or a light collector by means of which light, generally sunlight, can be directed onto an energy conversion unit. In particular, it relates to a light collector (10) that has an optical unit (20) and an energy conversion unit, wherein the energy conversion unit is comprised of a number of conversion cells (12, 14, 16) that are located along a first main axis, wherein the optical unit (20) triggers a refraction of light and surrounds the energy conversion unit at least partially, and the optical unit (20) focuses parallel incident light in a focal area, wherein the focal area has its largest dimension along a second main axis and the second main axis extends along the first main axis..
Doci Innovations Gmbh

Polarization beam splitter, backlight module and liquid crystal display apparatus

The present disclosure provides a polarization beam splitter, a backlight module and a liquid crystal display apparatus. The polarization beam splitter comprises a second prism group and a first prism group formed sequentially from a light incidence side to a light outgoing side and meshing with each other; and a polarization beam splitting layer arranged on a meshing surface of the first or second prism group and configured to allow a first polarized light in an incident light to be transmitted through the polarization beam splitting layer to exit from the light outgoing side while reflecting a second polarized light in the incident light back to the light incidence side, the second polarized light having a polarization direction perpendicular to that of the first polarized light..
Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

Polarization structure and manufacturing the same, and display panel

The invention discloses a polarization structure and a method for manufacturing the same, and a display panel. The polarization structure comprises a polarization layer, and the polarization layer comprises: a transparent dielectric film; and an oriented nano-metal wire array that is distributed in the transparent dielectric film.
Beijing Boe Display Technology Co., Ltd.

Optical transformer, process for making and use of same

An optical transformer includes: an optomechanical member configured: to receive incident light; and to produce primary light from the incident light including an initial propagation that includes a nonlinear scan; and a lens configured: to receive the primary light from the optomechanical member; to linearize the nonlinear scan; and to produce secondary light including a final propagation that comprises a linear scan, such that the optical transformer is configured to transform the nonlinear scan of the primary light to the linear scan of the secondary light. A process for optically transforming a nonlinear scan includes receiving an incident light by an optical transformer that includes an optomechanical member and a lens; producing a primary light from the incident light that includes an initial propagation having a nonlinear scan; communicating the primary light from to the lens; and producing a secondary light to optically transform the nonlinear scan, the secondary light including a final propagation that comprises a linear scan, based on optically linearizing the initial propagation..
National Institute Of Standards And Technology

Electronic element mounting board and electronic device

There are provided an electronic element mounting board and an electronic device capable of suppressing transmission of incident light to an electronic device through a circumferential edge part of an opening of a board and thus of reducing a noise level in receiving an image. An electronic element mounting board includes an insulating substrate.
Kyocera Corporation

Imaging systems with phase detection pixels

An image sensor may include phase detection pixels that receive and convert incident light into pixel signals. Processing circuitry may use pixel signals from the phase detection pixels to determine an amount by which image sensor optics should be adjusted during automatic focusing operations.
Semiconductor Components Industries, Llc

Method of reading out a cmos image sensor and a cmos image sensor configured for carrying out such method

The invention relates to a method of reading out a cmos image sensor. The respective pixels having a first mode and a second mode.
Teledyne Dalsa B.v.

Solid-state imaging apparatus, controlling the same, and imaging system

Provided is a solid-state imaging apparatus, including: a pixel array including: a first, a second, and a third non-effective pixel rows each including a non-effective pixel configured to output a signal that is independent of an amount of incident light; and a second pixel region having effective pixel rows each including an aperture pixel configured to output a signal that is dependent on an amount of incident light; and a mixing portion configured to: mix a signal output from the non-effective pixel in the first non-effective pixel row and a signal output from the non-effective pixel in the second non-effective pixel row; mix the signal output from the non-effective pixel in the first non-effective pixel row and a signal output from the non-effective pixel in the third non-effective pixel row; and mix signals together, which are output from the aperture pixels in the effective pixel rows.. .
Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

Camera, image sensor thereof, and driving method thereof

Disclosed are a camera, an image sensor thereof, and a driving method thereof. An image sensor converts an incident light into an electrical image signal.
Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

Image sensor having improved light utilization efficiency

An image sensor includes a first pixel row including a plurality of first pixels configured to sense first wavelength light, the first wavelength light having a first wavelength, a second pixel row adjacent to the first pixel row, the second pixel row including a plurality of second pixels configured to sense second wavelength light and a plurality of third pixels configured to sense third wavelength light, the plurality of second pixels and the plurality of third pixels being alternately arranged, the second wavelength light having a second wavelength and the third wavelength light having a third wavelength and a plurality of first color separation elements in the plurality of second pixels, respectively, the plurality of separation elements configured to change a spectrum distribution of incident light.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.



Incident Light topics:
  • Incident Light
  • Semiconductor
  • Conversions
  • Conductive Layer
  • Antenna Elements
  • Antenna Array
  • Liquid Crystal Display
  • Liquid Crystal
  • Pressure Measurement
  • Intraocular
  • Intraocular Pressure
  • Appliances
  • Transport Layer
  • Photoelectric Conversion
  • Silicon Oxynitride


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