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1. (WO2018061508) IMAGE CAPTURING ELEMENT, IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/061508    International Application No.:    PCT/JP2017/029503
Publication Date: Fri Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 18 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G01C 3/06
H01L 27/146
H04N 5/369
H04N 9/07
Applicants: SONY CORPORATION
ソニー株式会社
Inventors: LU, Ying
陸 穎
HIRASAWA, Yasutaka
平澤 康孝
KONDO, Yuhi
近藤 雄飛
KAIZU, Shun
海津 俊
KURITA, Teppei
栗田 哲平
ZHUANG, Tuo
庄 沱
Title: IMAGE CAPTURING ELEMENT, IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM
Abstract:
Provided is a configuration with which it is possible to acquire, as images from the same viewpoint, a TOF image for acquiring distance (depth) information, and a polarized image for acquiring normal line information. An image capturing element includes: a plurality of polarizers which pass polarized light having a plurality of different polarization directions; polarizing elements, which are photoelectric conversion elements set to correspond to each of the plurality of polarizers, and which receive incident light via the polarizers to acquire a polarized image; and a TOF element, which is a photoelectric conversion element which receives reflected light from a subject, for acquiring distance information according to a TOF method. The image capturing element is used to acquire a TOF image and a polarized image, and these images are integrated to generate high precision depth information.