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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 17 — Aug. 17, 2009
  • pp: 14761–14766

Microfabricated ommatidia using a laser induced self-writing process for high resolution artificial compound eye optical systems

Hyukjin Jung and Ki-Hun Jeong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 17, pp. 14761-14766 (2009)

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A microfabricated compound eye, comparable to a natural compound eye shows a spherical arrangement of integrated optical units called artificial ommatidia. Each consists of a self-aligned microlens and waveguide. The increase of waveguide length is imperative to obtain high resolution images through an artificial compound eye for wide field-of -view imaging as well as fast motion detection. This work presents an effective method for increasing the waveguide length of artificial ommatidium using a laser induced self-writing process in a photosensitive polymer resin. The numerical and experimental results show the uniform formation of waveguides and the increment of waveguide length over 850 µm.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(160.5335) Materials : Photosensitive materials

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: April 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 2009
Published: August 5, 2009

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Hyukjin Jung and Ki-Hun Jeong, "Microfabricated ommatidia using a laser induced self-writing process for high resolution artificial compound eye optical systems," Opt. Express 17, 14761-14766 (2009)

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