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Bio-inspired variable imaging system simplified to the essentials: Modelling accommodation and gaze movement

Förster, Erik; Stürmer, Moritz; Wallrabe, Ulrike; Korvink, Jan G.; Brunner, Robert

A combination of an aspherical hybrid diffractive-refractive lens with a flexible fluidic membrane lens allows the implementation of a light sensitive and wide-aperture optical system with variable focus. This approach is comparable to the vertebrate eye in air, in which the cornea offers a strong optical power and the flexible crystalline lens is used for accommodation. Also following the natural model of the human eye, the decay of image quality with increasing field position is compensated, in the optical system presented here, by successively addressing different tilting angles which mimics saccadic eye-movements. The optical design and the instrumental implementation are presented and discussed, and the working principle is demonstrated.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000048893
Veröffentlicht am 11.05.2018
DOI: 10.1364/OE.23.000929
Zitationen: 3
Web of Science
Zitationen: 4
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Mikrostrukturtechnik (IMT)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1094-4087
KITopen-ID: 1000048893
Erschienen in Optics express
Band 23
Heft 2
Seiten 929-942
Schlagworte Imaging systems, Active or adaptive optics, Adaptive imaging, Three-dimensional image acquisition
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