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System, including methods and apparatus, for sample analysis using at least one array of spotlights to illuminate a microplate with excitation light for photoluminescence emission.
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A solid-state image pickup device includes: a light receiving region where photoelectric conversion elements are two-dimensionally arranged; and a microlens layer which has microlenses that...
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Image data is processed to facilitate focusing and/or optical correction. According to an example embodiment of the present invention, an imaging arrangement collects light data corresponding to...
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The present invention provides a radiation detection element that may suppress variation in wiring load, and that may increase the arrangement pitch of connecting portions connected to external...
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A diagnosis device having an illumination system configured to produce white light along an illumination path, an observation system for observing the target region in a white-light and...
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A solid-state imaging device capable of suppressing deterioration of the image quality is provided. This solid-state imaging device comprises a substrate provided with a photodetection area, a...
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An image sensing device for sensing pixel data of a plurality of pixels in an image includes a substrate; a plurality of light sensing units, each of the plurality of light sensing units being...
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An optical filter for filtering an electromagnetic radiation of variable angle of incidence, includes a stack of at least one dielectric or semi-conductor layer arranged between two partially...
US20090242736 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF  
A solid-state imaging device is provided. The solid-state imaging device includes a substrate having a light sensing part for each of pixels; and one or more rod members made of a light...