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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2005
  • pp: 2949–2956

Thin compound-eye camera

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

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 15, pp. 2949-2956 (2005)

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An artificial compound-eye objective fabricated by micro-optics technology is adapted and attached to a CMOS sensor array. The novel optical sensor system with an optics thickness of only 0.2 mm is examined with respect to resolution and sensitivity. An optical resolution of 60 × 60 pixels is determined from captured images. The scaling behavior of artificial compound-eye imaging systems is analyzed. Cross talk between channels fabricated by different technologies is evaluated, and the influence on an extension of the field of view by addition of a (Fresnel) diverging lens is discussed. The lithographic generation of opaque walls between channels for optical isolation is experimentally demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(040.1240) Detectors : Arrays
(040.1490) Detectors : Cameras
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(150.0150) Machine vision : Machine vision
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

Original Manuscript: August 30, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 24, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2004
Published: May 20, 2005

Jacques Duparré, Peter Dannberg, Peter Schreiber, Andreas Bräuer, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Thin compound-eye camera," Appl. Opt. 44, 2949-2956 (2005)

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