Patent Number: 7,612,811

Title: Solid state imaging device incorporating a light shielding film having openings of different sizes

Abstract: A solid state imaging device comprises a color decomposer that decomposes incident light into at least a color of a first wavelength and a color of a second wavelength that is shorter than the first wavelength, a light shielding film that is formed under the color decomposer and comprises first openings through which light decomposed to the color of the first wavelength is transmitted and second openings through which light decomposed to the color of the second wavelength is transmitted, the second openings being formed to be larger than the first openings, and a plurality of photo electric conversion elements that are arranged in lines and columns, each of the photo electric conversion elements generating signal electric charges corresponding to an amount of the incident light by receiving the incident light decomposed by the color decomposer and passed through the openings of the light shielding film.

Inventors: Takeuchi; Yutaka (Miyagi, JP), Shibata; Katsuhiro (Miyagi, JP), Uya; Shinji (Miyagi, JP), Shizukuishi; Makoto (Miyagi, JP)

Assignee: Fujifilm Holdings Corp.

International Classification: H04N 5/335 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017