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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 25, 2013
  • pp: 4796–4810

Towards a transparent, flexible, scalable and disposable image sensor using thin-film luminescent concentrators

Alexander Koppelhuber and Oliver Bimber  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 4796-4810 (2013)

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Most image sensors are planar, opaque, and inflexible. We present a novel image sensor that is based on a luminescent concentrator (LC) film which absorbs light from a specific portion of the spectrum. The absorbed light is re-emitted at a lower frequency and transported to the edges of the LC by total internal reflection. The light transport is measured at the border of the film by line scan cameras. With these measurements, images that are focused onto the LC surface can be reconstructed. Thus, our image sensor is fully transparent, flexible, scalable and, due to its low cost, potentially disposable.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.3010) Imaging systems : Image reconstruction techniques

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: December 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 11, 2013
Published: February 20, 2013

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Alexander Koppelhuber and Oliver Bimber, "Towards a transparent, flexible, scalable and disposable image sensor using thin-film luminescent concentrators," Opt. Express 21, 4796-4810 (2013)

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