8 September 2006 Lobster-eye infrared focusing optics
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We propose a new imaging device for the long infrared spectral range, inspired by the natural eye of a lobster. Such a lobster-eye lens is composed of reflecting channels with a square cross section capable of wide angle of view and practically omni-directional imaging. As in large-aperture lenses, aberrations can significantly degrade the image. We show two methods of reducing aberrations: by selecting proper material for the mirrors and by making channels with absorbing sections.
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Victor Grubsky, Victor Grubsky, Michael Gertsenshteyn, Michael Gertsenshteyn, Tomasz Jannson, Tomasz Jannson, } "Lobster-eye infrared focusing optics", Proc. SPIE 6295, Infrared Detectors and Focal Plane Arrays VIII, 62950F (8 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.681282; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.681282


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