Imaging skins: An imaging modality with ultra-thin form factor

Jordan Burch, Ying Wan, Junying Zhang, Terry Smith, James Leger

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Abstract

Reduction of the volume and mass of an imaging system would be advantageous in a variety of applications. However, the far-field resolution of any such system is fundamentally limited by aperture size. We present a new imaging modality based on waveguide coupling that is completely confined to a two-dimensional surface. One such imaging skin was shown to have the same resolution as a 0.5 cm diameter lens while maintaining an imaging system depth of a few micrometers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2856-2858
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume37
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 2012

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