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Fast imaging Microlenses

  A new type of imaging microlens, primarily for use with solid-state image-capture systems such as a charge coupled device (CCD) or metal oxide semiconductor array sensors, is described. The design, having less aberration than conventional lenses of similar specification, is particularly advantageous in wide-angle, low-light applications. The lens type is substantially simpler than any existing design. A particular example, a fixed focus f/3.5 lens with a 90° field of view and a depth of field from 2 cm to infinity, is detailed. The lens can be directly bonded to a solid-state array detector and requires no other mechanical support. The lens can be designed and manufactured at low cost and has current applications in surveillance and microscopy.

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    01 March 1994

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    The Optical Society

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    Historic Funder (pre-Worktribe)


Binnie, T. D. (1994). Fast imaging Microlenses. Applied Optics, 33(7), 1170-1175.



Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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