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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 43, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2004
  • pp: 4303–4310

Artificial apposition compound eye fabricated by micro-optics technology

Jacques Duparré, Peter Dannberg, Peter Schreiber, Andreas Bräuer, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 22, pp. 4303-4310 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.004303


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Abstract

By exploring micro-optical design principles and technology, we have developed an artificial apposition compound eye. The overall thickness of the imaging system is only 320 μm, the diagonal field of view is 21°, and the f-number is 2.6. The monolithic device consists of an UV-replicated microlens array upon a thin silica substrate with a pinhole array in a metal layer on the back side. The pitch of the pinholes differs from that of the lens array to provide individual viewing angle for each channel. Theoretical limitations of resolution and sensitivity are discussed as well as fabrication issues and compared with experimental results. A method to generate nontransparent walls between optical channels to prevent cross talk is proposed.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(150.0150) Machine vision : Machine vision
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 23, 2003
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2004
Published: August 1, 2004

Citation
Jacques Duparré, Peter Dannberg, Peter Schreiber, Andreas Bräuer, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Artificial apposition compound eye fabricated by micro-optics technology," Appl. Opt. 43, 4303-4310 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-22-4303

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