Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Panasonic Proposes High Resolution Light Field Imaging

Lightfield Forum reviews Panasonic patent application on high resolution light field imaging. The US20140078259 "Light field image capture device and image sensor" by Masao Hiramoto, Yasunori Ishii, and Yusuke Monobe proposes to place microlens behind the photosensitive layer, rather than in front of it like in most other light field imaging approaches. This promotes the Panasonic-Fujifilm organic sensing layer possibilities:

The control layer 1b switches the light reflected from the layer 1c between the 1st and 2nd image capturing sessions:


  1. Hi,
    How much (%) light is reflected in the image capture device as compared to the traditional CMOS active pixel sensor photodiode?
    It is my understanding that fill factors on traditional pixel sensors range between 30 to 80 on CMOS.
    Best regards from Barcelona,
    Alvaro Martinez

  2. Hi,
    Congratulations to Masao, Yasunori and Yusuke on the invention.
    A traditional CMOS sensor photodiode has a fill factor between 30% to 80% of the area.
    How much does has this new sensor?
    Alvaro Martinez


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