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US20140145283 Photodiode with Concave Reflector  
A photodiode structure includes a photodiode and a concave reflector disposed below the photodiode. The concave reflector is arranged to reflect incident light from above back toward the photodiode.
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An imaging device may include an image sensor having an array of image pixels. The array of image pixels may include one or more infrared pixels that are configured to detect infrared light. The...
US20110101382 LIGHT CONVERTING CONSTRUCTION  
Light converting constructions are disclosed. The light converting construction includes a phosphor slab that has a first index of refraction for converting at least a portion of light at a first...
US20130170219 Directive Optical Device Having a Partially Reflective Grating  
A directive optical device includes an optically active material which may be a light emitting material or a light collecting material. A partially reflective grating is disposed proximate to the...
US20110068423 PHOTODETECTOR WITH WAVELENGTH DISCRIMINATION, AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME AND DESIGN STRUCTURE  
The disclosure relates generally to photodetectors and methods of forming the same, and more particularly to optical photodetectors. The photodetector includes a waveguide having a radius that...
US20100013970 Semiconductor imaging instrument and manufacturing method thereof, and camera and manufacturing method thereof  
A semiconductor imaging instrument is disclosed, including a prescribed substrate, an imaging device array provided on the substrate and having plural semiconductor imaging devices and electrodes...
US20150243931 METAL-BASED PARTICLE ASSEMBLY  
Provided are a metal-based particle assembly comprising 30 or more metal-based particles separated from each other and disposed in two dimensions, the metal-based particles having an average...
US20150136226 SUPER-HYDROPHOBIC SURFACES AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING SUPER-HYDROPHOBIC SURFACES  
A metal or metal alloy including a region with hierarchical micro-scale and nano-scale structure shapes, the surface region is super-hydrophobic and has a spectral reflectance of less than 30% for...
US20140138785 PIXEL ISOLATION ELEMENTS, DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED METHODS  
Light trapping pixels, devices incorporating such pixels, and various associated methods are provided. In one aspect, for example, a light trapping pixel device can include a light sensitive pixel...
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A prism coupled waveguide-fed solar collector array optimized for geometric fill factor. An integrated linear array of prisms is arranged with their input faces in a common plane. The exit faces...
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An encapsulated integrated photodetector waveguide structures with alignment tolerance and methods of manufacture are disclosed. The method includes forming a waveguide structure bounded by one or...
US20140367820 Methods of Manufacturing and Using a Photodiode with Concave Reflector  
A photodiode structure includes a photodiode and a concave reflector disposed below the photodiode. The concave reflector is arranged to reflect incident light from above back toward the photodiode.
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A semiconductor device having a unit capable of temporarily storing electrical signals, may include an electrical signal generation unit, a first signal transmission unit electrically connected to...
US20140034900 WAVELENGTH CONVERTING MATERIAL  
A wavelength converting material comprising a phosphate compound have a chemical formula of ABl-m-nPO4:Mm, Nn, wherein A comprises an alkali metal element, B comprises an alkaline earth metal...
US20140217441 ANTIREFLECTION COATING USING SELF-ASSEMBLY NANO STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURE METHOD THEREOF  
In an aspect of the present disclosure, there is disclosed a manufacture method of an antireflection coating using a self-assembly nano structure, which includes forming a first metal droplet on a...
US20130249032 ENHANCED LIFT-OFF TECHNIQUES FOR USE WITH DIELECTRIC OPTICAL COATINGS AND LIGHT SENSORS PRODUCED THEREFROM  
Light sensors including dielectric optical coatings to shape their spectral responses, and methods for fabricating such light sensors in a manner that accelerates lift-off processes and increases...
US20150160531 Nanostructured Functional Coatings and Devices  
In one aspect of the present invention, an article including a nanostructured functional coating disposed on a substrate is described. The functional coating is characterized by both...
US20130134539 Photodiode Comprising Polarizer  
A photodiode includes a photosensitive area and a polarizing grating located in front of the photosensitive area. The polarizing grating is formed by a plurality of galvanically conducting filaments.
US20150001659 INFRARED CAMERA SENSOR  
The present disclosure is directed to an infrared sensor that includes a plurality of pairs of support structures positioned on the substrate, each pair including a first support structure...
US20100320553 ILLUMINATED FINGER SENSOR ASSEMBLY AND RELATED METHODS  
A finger sensor assembly may include a circuit board and an integrated circuit (IC) finger sensor grid array package including a grid array on a lower end thereof mounted to the circuit board, and...
US20120080615 PHOTOLYTICALLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY STABLE MULTILAYER STRUCTURE FOR HIGH EFFICIENCY ELECTROMAGENTIC ENERGY CONVERSION AND SUSTAINED SECONDARY EMISSION  
A multilayer structure for use in authentication that includes an energy conversion, at least one stability enhancement layer and at least one blocking layer is disclosed. Also disclosed are...
US20080272449 Solid-state image pickup device, solid-state image pickup device manufacturing method and camera  
A solid-state image pickup device 1 has a construction in which a P-type semiconductor layer 102, an insulating layer 104, a color filter 106, a light transmitting layer 107, and a light focusing...
US20140077323 IMAGING SYSTEMS WITH BACKSIDE ILLUMINATED NEAR INFRARED IMAGING PIXELS  
An imaging system may include an image sensor having backside illuminated near infrared image sensor pixels. Each pixel may be formed in a graded epitaxial substrate layer such as a graded n-type...
US20100038736 SUSPENDED GERMANIUM PHOTODETECTOR FOR SILICON WAVEGUIDE  
A vertical stack of a first silicon germanium alloy layer, a second epitaxial silicon layer, a second silicon germanium layer, and a germanium layer are formed epitaxially on a top surface of a...
US20140306307 BACKSIDE NANOSCALE TEXTURING TO IMPROVE IR RESPONSE OF SILICON SOLAR CELLS AND PHOTODETECTORS  
The absorption coefficient of silicon for infrared light is very low and most solar cells absorb very little of the infrared light energy in sunlight. Very thick cells of crystalline silicon can...
US20120080676 Backside nanoscale texturing to improve IR response of silicon solar cells and photodetectors  
The absorption coefficient of silicon for infrared light is very low and most solar cells absorb very little of the infrared light energy in sunlight. Very thick cells of crystalline silicon can...
US20110140106 Backside naoscale texturing to improve IR response of silicon solar cells and photodetectors  
The absorption coefficient of silicon for infrared light is very low and most solar cells absorb very little of the infrared light energy in sunlight. Very thick cells of crystalline silicon can...
US20090014823 SOLID STATE IMAGING DEVICE IN WHICH A PLURALITY OF IMAGING PIXELS ARE ARRANGED TWO-DIMENSIONALLY, AND A MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE SOLID STATE IMAGING DEVICE  
A solid state imaging device includes a plurality of imaging pixels that are arranged two-dimensionally along a main face of a semiconductor substrate. Each imaging pixel in the solid state...
US20150130008 NEAR-INFRARED ABSORPTIVE COMPOSITION, NEAR-INFRARED CUT FILTER USING NEAR-INFRARED ABSORPTIVE COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING NEAR-INFRARED CUT FILTER, AND CAMERA MODULE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CAMERA MODULE  
Provided is a near-infrared absorptive compositions capable of reducing unevenness in the coated surface profile and variation in near-infrared absorptive ability when the near-infrared absorptive...
US20090014824 SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND CAMERA HAVING THE DEVICE  
Provided is a solid-state imaging device that realizes sensitivity improvement while maintaining flare prevention effect even when miniaturization of cell is advanced. The solid-state imaging...
US20080128844 Integrated micro-optical systems and cameras including the same  
A camera having an imaging system including first and second substrates, a first optical element on a first surface of the first substrate, and a second optical element on a second surface of the...
US20140183585 FABRICATION OF OPTICAL ELEMENTS AND MODULES INCORPORATING THE SAME  
Fabricating a wafer-scale spacer/optics structure includes replicating optical replication elements and spacer replication sections directly onto an optics wafer (or other wafer) using a single...
US20090045477 Solid-State Imager Having Anti-Reflection Film, Display, and Its Manufacturing Method  
Solid-state image sensors are disclosed that include an optical unit which separates incident light into a plurality of color elements, an optical receiving unit which converts each of the color...
US20120104525 IMAGE SENSOR WITH COLOR PIXELS HAVING UNIFORM LIGHT ABSORPTION DEPTHS  
An example image sensor includes first, second, and third micro-lenses. The first micro-lens is in a first color pixel and has a first curvature and a first height. The second micro-lens is in a...
US20070296049 Moveable barriers with obstruction detection  
A system includes a photo beam detector. The photobeam detector senses a presence of an obstruction. The system also includes an apparatus to attach the photo beam detector to the moveable...
US20110226937 VERTICAL PILLAR STRUCTURED PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES WITH MIRRORS AND OPTICAL CLADDINGS  
A photovoltaic device operable to convert light to electricity, comprising a substrate, a plurality of structures essentially perpendicular to the substrate, one or more recesses between the...
US20140091418 COLOR FILTER, CCD SENSOR, CMOS SENSOR, ORGANIC CMOS SENSOR, AND SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSOR  
A color filter includes: a red pixel in which a transmittance of a light having a wavelength of 400 nm is 15% or less, and a transmittance of a light having a wavelength of 650 nm is 90% or more;...
US20120126354 Down-Converting And Detecting Photons  
In certain embodiments, an apparatus for down-converting and detecting photons includes a detector layer and a nanocrystal layer. The nanocrystal layer includes nanocrystals operable to absorb...
US20140131825 Edge Illuminated Photodiodes  
This invention comprises plurality of edge illuminated photodiodes. More specifically, the photodiodes of the present invention comprise novel structures designed to minimize reductions in...
US20140231946 WAVEGUIDE AVALANCHE PHOTODETECTORS  
Devices comprised of end-on waveguide-coupled photodetectors are described. in embodiments of the invention, the pbotodetectors are avalanche photodiodes coupled end-on to a waveguide. The...
US20150179830 OPTICAL SENSOR  
An optical sensor includes a light receiving portion, a definition portion, and a selection portion. The definition portion defines an incident angle of an incident light that enters the light...
US20150090866 OPTICAL SENSOR SENSING ILLUMINANCE AND PROXIMITY  
An optical sensor includes photodiodes and optical filters that are arranged on the photodiodes. The photodiodes and optical filters may be spaced apart from each other. The optical filters...
US20050179041 Illumination system with LEDs  
The luminance of a system that includes a light emitting diode (LED), such as a projection system, may be increased by using an LED chip that has a light emitting surface that emits light directly...
US20150097257 INTEGRATED WAVEGUIDE STRUCTURE WITH PERFORATED CHIP EDGE SEAL  
An integrated waveguide structure with perforated chip edge seal and methods of manufacture are disclosed herein. The structure includes a guard ring structure surrounding an active region of an...
US20110309459 Multi-Cascaded Photodiode  
The present disclosure uses at least two cascaded photodetectors. Device area is increased to provide a bigger current than a single photodetector under the same bandwidth. Hence, bandwidth...
US20070132051 Solid-state imaging device and manufacturing method for the same  
A solid-state imaging device is provided and has: a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements; and a plurality of gapless microlenses formed above the plurality of photoelectric conversion...
US20140124797 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING AMBIENT LIGHT SENSITIVITY OF INFRARED (IR) DETECTORS  
Aspects of the disclosure pertain to a system and method for reducing ambient light sensitivity of Infrared (IR) detectors. Optical filter(s) (e.g., absorption filter(s), interference filter(s))...
US20090321800 SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING SOLID STATE IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE, AND PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS  
A semiconductor device includes: a plurality of pixel units disposed in a matrix shape, each of the plurality of pixel units including: a first photoelectric conversion element for converting...
US20130234991 OPTIMIZED HEMI-ELLIPSOIDAL LED SHELL  
A hemi-ellipsoidal light module that includes a substrate for placement on a printed circuit board, a light element mounted on the substrate, and a molded plastic shell encasing the light element...
US20110057306 EDGE MOUNTED INTEGRATED CIRCUITS WITH HEAT SINK  
A module has a substrate, first and second integrated circuits, and a heat sink. The integrated circuits each have a first major surface, a second major surface, a first edge, a second edge, and a...