OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2013
  • pp: 3991–3994

Miniaturized tunable imaging system inspired by the human eye

Stefan Schuhladen, Sebastian Petsch, Peter Liebetraut, Philipp Müller, and Hans Zappe  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 20, pp. 3991-3994 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.003991


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (682 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We demonstrate the combination of a tunable lens and tunable aperture in a compact imaging system whose structure is inspired by the human eye. The concept is based on innovative optical materials and tuning mechanisms including an optofluidic iris for a tunable aperture and an elastomer lens for focal length tuning. Wavefront and modulation transfer function analysis reveals a high imaging performance of both the individual elements and the complete system. Most significantly, the wavefront is not degraded (ΔPV<λ/10) when tuning the focal length (Δf=5.36%).

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.1220) Imaging systems : Apertures
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics
(110.1085) Imaging systems : Adaptive imaging
(110.1080) Imaging systems : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: June 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 31, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2013
Published: October 3, 2013

Citation
Stefan Schuhladen, Sebastian Petsch, Peter Liebetraut, Philipp Müller, and Hans Zappe, "Miniaturized tunable imaging system inspired by the human eye," Opt. Lett. 38, 3991-3994 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-20-3991

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited