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Spherical artificial compound eye captures real images
Author(s): Jacques Duparré; Daniela Radtke; Andreas Tünnermann
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Paper Abstract

This paper deals with the design, fabrication and characterization of the first spherical artificial compound eye which is capable of obtaining resolvable images. Due to fabrication aspects it is based on a design that is slightly different from the natural archetype: it is comprised of an imaging microlens array and a pinhole array serving as receptors on separate spherical bulk lenses. The structuring of curved surfaces is possible by means of a modified laser lithography system. The ability to take images is proven and captured images are investigated with respect to the size of ghost-free field of view, resolution and angular sensitivity function.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6466, MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems VI, 64660K (22 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.696258
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Jacques Duparré, Fraunhofer-Institut Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
Daniela Radtke, Friedrich Schiller Univ. Jena (Germany)
Andreas Tünnermann, Fraunhofer-Institut Angewandte Optik und Feinmechanik (Germany)
Friedrich Schiller Univ. Jena (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6466:
MOEMS and Miniaturized Systems VI
David L. Dickensheets; Bishnu P. Gogoi; Harald Schenk, Editor(s)

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