22 February 2018 Multiple-aperture optical design for micro-level cameras using 3D-printing method
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Proceedings Volume 10539, Photonic Instrumentation Engineering V; 1053919 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2289445
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2018, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
The design of the ultra miniaturized camera using 3D-printing technology directly printed on to the complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) imaging sensor is presented in this paper. The 3D printed micro-optics is manufactured using the femtosecond two-photon direct laser writing, and the figure error which could achieve submicron accuracy is suitable for the optical system. Because the size of the micro-level camera is approximately several hundreds of micrometers, the resolution is reduced much and highly limited by the Nyquist frequency of the pixel pitch. For improving the reduced resolution, one single-lens can be replaced by multiple-aperture lenses with dissimilar field of view (FOV), and then stitching sub-images with different FOV can achieve a high resolution within the central region of the image. The reason is that the angular resolution of the lens with smaller FOV is higher than that with larger FOV, and then the angular resolution of the central area can be several times than that of the outer area after stitching. For the same image circle, the image quality of the central area of the multi-lens system is significantly superior to that of a single-lens. The foveated image using stitching FOV breaks the limitation of the resolution for the ultra miniaturized imaging system, and then it can be applied such as biomedical endoscopy, optical sensing, and machine vision, et al. In this study, the ultra miniaturized camera with multi-aperture optics is designed and simulated for the optimum optical performance.
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Wei-Jei Peng, Wei-Jei Peng, Wei-Yao Hsu, Wei-Yao Hsu, Yuan-Chieh Cheng, Yuan-Chieh Cheng, Wen-Lung Lin, Wen-Lung Lin, Zong-Ru Yu, Zong-Ru Yu, Hsiao-Yu Chou, Hsiao-Yu Chou, Fong-Zhi Chen, Fong-Zhi Chen, Chien-Chung Fu, Chien-Chung Fu, Chong-Syuan Wu, Chong-Syuan Wu, Chao-Tsung Huang, Chao-Tsung Huang, } "Multiple-aperture optical design for micro-level cameras using 3D-printing method", Proc. SPIE 10539, Photonic Instrumentation Engineering V, 1053919 (22 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2289445; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2289445
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