Patent Number: 8,822,896

Title: Solid-state imaging element

Abstract: A solid-state imaging element includes a light-receiving element portion disposed in a semiconductor layer, an insulating layer made of a material having a refractive index n.sub.0, disposed over the semiconductor layer, and an antenna structure disposed over the light-receiving element portion and surrounded by an insulating layer. The antenna structure is made of a material having a refractive index higher than the refractive index of the insulating layer. The energy of light having entered the antenna structure and the insulating layer is concentrated in the light-receiving element portion.

Inventors: Kikuchi; Koji (Kanagawa, JP)

Assignee: Sony Corporation

International Classification: H01L 27/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018