Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Optical Advantages of Curved Image Sensor

This old paper becomes more interesting in light of the recent curved sensor developments. In March 2008, Optics Express published a paper "The optical advantages of curved focal plane arrays" by Staford University team of Seung-Bum Rim, Peter Catrysse, Rostam Dinyari, Kevin Huang, and Peter Peumans:

"...we have shown that a curved imager provides a large degree of freedom in the design of the camera system, helps reduce fundamental aberrations and provides better resolution and brightness. This was demonstrated using designs for a simple and compact camera system by a full analysis of the characteristics of digital imaging systems with planar and curved FPAs."

1 comment:

  1. Additional information also in APL paper from the same team: Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 92, no. 9, p. 091114, 2008, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.2883873.


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