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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 8 — Aug. 2, 2012

Biomimetic compound eye with a high numerical aperture and anti-reflective nanostructures on curved surfaces

T. Wang, W. Yu, C. Li, H. Zhang, Z. Xu, Z. Lu, and Q. Sun  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 12, pp. 2397-2399 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.002397


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Abstract

Biomimetic compound eyes with a high numerical aperture on a curved surface were successfully fabricated by intelligent integration of traditional top-down and bottom-up micro- and nanofabrication methods together. In addition, the new hybrid micro- and nanofabrication method allows us to fabricate the antireflective nanostructures on each ommatidium to increase its vision sensitivity by improving the light transmission. The fabricated compound eye was optically characterized and was shown to have a numerical aperture of 0.77 for each ommatidium. Furthermore, it is shown that the transmission of the compound eye can be improved by 2.3% for the wavelength of 632.8 nm and a clearer image can be formed by the fabricated compound eye with antireflective nanostructures compared with that without antireflective nanostructures. In addition, the developed hybrid manufacturing method can be adapted to the fabrication of other complex micro- and nanodevices for photonics or other research areas.

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OCIS Codes
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication
(050.6875) Diffraction and gratings : Three-dimensional fabrication

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: March 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 25, 2012
Published: June 13, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
T. Wang, W. Yu, C. Li, H. Zhang, Z. Xu, Z. Lu, and Q. Sun, "Biomimetic compound eye with a high numerical aperture and anti-reflective nanostructures on curved surfaces," Opt. Lett. 37, 2397-2399 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-12-2397


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