Panasonic also files patent for an organic sensor

Similar to Fujifilm, Panasonic also filed a patent 2011-258729 in Japan for an organic sensor that can change the thickness of the organic film by changing the wavelength. Here is a machine generated translation of the patent description taken from the Japanese Patent Office:

It has two or more light filters corresponding to said two or more pixels formed on said upper electrode layer, Said two or more light filters, The 1st light filter that mainly penetrates light of the 1st wavelength, The 2nd light filter that penetrates light of the 2nd wavelength mainly shorter than said 1st wavelength is included, Thickness of said photoelectric conversion film located under said 2nd light filter is thicker than thickness of said photoelectric conversion film located under said 1st light filter.

The pixel cell in which the image sensor used for the digital still camera etc. contains a photo-diode on a semiconductor substrate is arranged, and the CCD sensor and CMOS sensor which read the electric charge produced by entering light at a photo-diode as a signal charge are known well. As for these solid state cameras, wiring of the photo-diode and the drive circuit, etc. are formed on the semiconductor substrate. Wiring of the pixel cell part serves as a layout which carried out the opening of the photo-diode top for light-receiving.

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  • sflxn

    Whatever. Panasonic can’t even make a good CMOS sensor, let alone an organic one. Panasonic, leave the revolutionary stuff to Fuji. I have a feeling they know more about chemistry than you guys.

    • Pisstamistic

      Pessimistic much? What’s for breakfast, burnt toast and weak coffee?

      • Philippe

        He has is having his period.

  • french toast and a cup of coffee please

  • D7000 Fan

    Can someone tell me what an organic sensor is, and what advantages it has over a CMOS?

    • SandyBILL

      According to Fuji’s play description:

      1 photoelectric conversion efficiency is several times higher than traditional silicon semiconductors, so signal to noise can be lower.

      2 is much better light transmission than the silicon semiconductor, with each pixel will only react to certain colors of light, low light without the need to use silicon to spectrophotometric (a bit like a prism way), so there will not be Foveon X3 CMOS high signal to noise defects.

      3 can be made ​​thinner, reducing the effect of the shaft.

      4 Compared to BSI CMOS, it is much cheaper.

      • You said shaft hmm hee

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