Foveon sensor question

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MrBlissfly
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Foveon sensor question
Mar 10, 2012

Hi

It's my understanding that the foveon sensor relies n the photon absorption properties of silicon.

Diagrammatically it is always shown with blue, green then red layers, I presume this is a metaphor for the absorption process that is actually happening.

Am I right in thinking then that the sensor does not have actual red, green, blue filters?

What would the sensor look like under a microscope?

What is refracting the light that creates the rainbow colours on it's surface?

Just curious, this is all far beyond my field of expertise.

Many thanks

Richard
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