10 July 1987 Light Acceptance Of Retinal Receptors With Oil-Droplet Lenses
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Proceedings Volume 0701, 1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937083
Event: 1986 International European Conference on Optics, Optical Systems, and Applications, 1986, Florence, Italy
Abstract
The effect of oil-droplet spheres in photoreceptor cells of some vertebrates is evaluated from model experiments with microwaves (λ =5 mm), using correspondingly enlarged structures of foam materials. Directivity and sensitivity of rods and cones should be enhanced by the sphere-lenses. Wave-optics calculation of excitation of the waveguide modes in the dielectric receptor-cells confirms the experimental results.
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Sigurd Pfaffe, Sigurd Pfaffe, Gerd Koppelmann, Gerd Koppelmann, } "Light Acceptance Of Retinal Receptors With Oil-Droplet Lenses", Proc. SPIE 0701, 1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications, (10 July 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937083; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937083
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