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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1133–1138

Planar optical array with a spatial-integration feature

Daniel Vázquez, Javier Alda, and Eusebio Bernabeu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 7, pp. 1133-1138 (1999)

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A planar optical array is presented that provides a selective concentration of the light incident upon the system onto a given area. Several alternative designs are analyzed and explained geometrically. The photometric calculation is presented for three different levels of approximation. A prototype of the proposed system is tested, showing good accordance with the theoretical predictions.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.1240) Detectors : Arrays
(080.2730) Geometric optics : Matrix methods in paraxial optics
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(100.2550) Image processing : Focal-plane-array image processors
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

Original Manuscript: July 28, 1998
Revised Manuscript: October 30, 1998
Published: March 1, 1999

Daniel Vázquez, Javier Alda, and Eusebio Bernabeu, "Planar optical array with a spatial-integration feature," Appl. Opt. 38, 1133-1138 (1999)

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