A new kind of optical novelty filtering by an incoherent light system is presented that is based on a special property of dynamic complementary suppression modulated transmission in bacteriorhodopsin film By simplifying the energy system, we establish a theoretical model, and our experimental results are compared with those reached by numerical simulation of the novelty filter.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(110.2970) Imaging systems : Image detection systems
(120.4630) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical inspection
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(330.6110) Vision, color, and visual optics : Spatial filtering
Chunping Zhang, Guiying Chen, Xuan Wei, Zongxia Guo, Jianguo Tian, Xingyu Wang, Guangyin Zhang, and Q. Wang Song, "Optical novelty filter using bacteriorhodopsin film," Opt. Lett. 30, 81-83 (2005)