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Canon continues to look at organic sensors
This patent application deals with using organic compounds to increase dynamic range and sensitivity of a CMOS sensor.
This patent application deals with the thermal noise at the time of reset, and when that is improves has the effect of improving dynamic range by increasing the efficiency of conversion.
Organic sensors could very well be the "next big thing" to hit ILC's as most our cameras have entered into diminishing returns for improvements.
If you look at the picture shown. The organic compounds (layers 5-7) are sitting "above" the normal layers of a CMOS sensor. The signal collection happens underneath. The sensor then has nearly a 100% surface area to collect light, where current sensor designs are less than that, because of circuits or isolation between photodiodes.
Canon continues to work with organic components, and improving the efficiency of the photoelectric conversion.
When we will see these patents hit a sensor or a camera near you is anyone's guess. We also know that Panasonic and Fuji are seriously working on this technology and may have a step ahead of Canon; as they have produced at least working samples of organic sensors a while back.
Japan Patent Application 2018-011037
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