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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2012
  • pp: 2856–2858

Imaging skins: an imaging modality with ultra-thin form factor

Jordan Burch, Ying Wan, Junying Zhang, Terry Smith, and James Leger  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 14, pp. 2856-2858 (2012)

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Reduction of the volume and mass of an imaging system would be advantageous in a variety of applications. However, the far-field resolution of any such system is fundamentally limited by aperture size. We present a new imaging modality based on waveguide coupling that is completely confined to a two-dimensional surface. One such imaging skin was shown to have the same resolution as a 0.5 cm diameter lens while maintaining an imaging system depth of a few micrometers.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: March 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 22, 2012
Published: July 10, 2012

Jordan Burch, Ying Wan, Junying Zhang, Terry Smith, and James Leger, "Imaging skins: an imaging modality with ultra-thin form factor," Opt. Lett. 37, 2856-2858 (2012)

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