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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 8 — Jul. 30, 2009

Demonstration of an infrared microcamera inspired by Xenos peckii vision

Guillaume Druart, Nicolas Guérineau, Riad Haïdar, Sophie Thétas, Jean Taboury, Sylvain Rommeluère, Jérôme Primot, and Manuel Fendler  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 18, pp. 3368-3374 (2009)

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We present an original and compact optical system inspired by the unusual eyes of a Strepsipteran insect called Xenos peckii. It is designed for a field of view of 30 ° and is composed of multiple telescopes. An array of prisms of various angles is placed in front of these telescopes in order to set a different field of view for each channel. This type of camera operates in the [ 3 5 μm ] spectral bandwidth and is entirely integrated in a Dewar in order to maximize its compactness. Experimental images are presented to validate this design.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.3000) Imaging systems : Image quality assessment
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(110.4190) Imaging systems : Multiple imaging
(110.3010) Imaging systems : Image reconstruction techniques
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: January 12, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 13, 2009
Published: June 10, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Guillaume Druart, Nicolas Guérineau, Riad Haïdar, Sophie Thétas, Jean Taboury, Sylvain Rommeluère, Jérôme Primot, and Manuel Fendler, "Demonstration of an infrared microcamera inspired by Xenos peckii vision," Appl. Opt. 48, 3368-3374 (2009)

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