Image sensor with decreased optical interference between adjacent pixels

DC
  • US 8,698,266 B2
  • Filed: 09/22/2011
  • Issued: 04/15/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/12/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An image sensor comprising:

  • a plurality of pixels, each including;

    a photodiode; and

    a dummy metal line;

    wherein;

    the dummy metal lines in adjacent pixels of the plurality of pixels combine to form a light shield; and

    the dummy metal lines only partially cover areas surrounding each of the photodiodes.

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