skip to main content

DOE PAGESDOE PAGES

Title: Miniature optical planar camera based on a wide-angle metasurface doublet corrected for monochromatic aberrations

Optical metasurfaces are two-dimensional arrays of nano-scatterers that modify optical wavefronts at subwavelength spatial resolution. They are poised to revolutionize optics by enabling complex low-cost systems where multiple metasurfaces are lithographically stacked and integrated with electronics. For imaging applications, metasurface stacks can perform sophisticated image corrections and can be directly integrated with image sensors. Here we demonstrate this concept with a miniature flat camera integrating a monolithic metasurface lens doublet corrected for monochromatic aberrations, and an image sensor. The doublet lens, which acts as a fisheye photographic objective, has a small f-number of 0.9, an angle-of-view larger than 60° × 60°, and operates at 850 nm wavelength with 70% focusing efficiency. The camera exhibits nearly diffraction-limited image quality, which indicates the potential of this technology in the development of optical systems for microscopy, photography, and computer vision.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ; ORCiD logo [1] ;  [1] ; ORCiD logo [1] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States). T.J. Watson Lab. of Applied Physics
  2. Samsun Electronics, Gyeonggi-do (Korea, Republic of); California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States). T.J. Watson Lab. of Applied Physics
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0001293
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Related Information: LMI partners with California Institute of Technology (lead); Harvard University; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Research Org:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Light-Material Interactions in Energy Conversion (LMI)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION
OSTI Identifier:
1388482

Arbabi, Amir, Arbabi, Ehsan, Kamali, Seyedeh Mahsa, Horie, Yu, Han, Seunghoon, and Faraon, Andrei. Miniature optical planar camera based on a wide-angle metasurface doublet corrected for monochromatic aberrations. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1038/ncomms13682.
Arbabi, Amir, Arbabi, Ehsan, Kamali, Seyedeh Mahsa, Horie, Yu, Han, Seunghoon, & Faraon, Andrei. Miniature optical planar camera based on a wide-angle metasurface doublet corrected for monochromatic aberrations. United States. doi:10.1038/ncomms13682.
Arbabi, Amir, Arbabi, Ehsan, Kamali, Seyedeh Mahsa, Horie, Yu, Han, Seunghoon, and Faraon, Andrei. 2016. "Miniature optical planar camera based on a wide-angle metasurface doublet corrected for monochromatic aberrations". United States. doi:10.1038/ncomms13682. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1388482.
@article{osti_1388482,
title = {Miniature optical planar camera based on a wide-angle metasurface doublet corrected for monochromatic aberrations},
author = {Arbabi, Amir and Arbabi, Ehsan and Kamali, Seyedeh Mahsa and Horie, Yu and Han, Seunghoon and Faraon, Andrei},
abstractNote = {Optical metasurfaces are two-dimensional arrays of nano-scatterers that modify optical wavefronts at subwavelength spatial resolution. They are poised to revolutionize optics by enabling complex low-cost systems where multiple metasurfaces are lithographically stacked and integrated with electronics. For imaging applications, metasurface stacks can perform sophisticated image corrections and can be directly integrated with image sensors. Here we demonstrate this concept with a miniature flat camera integrating a monolithic metasurface lens doublet corrected for monochromatic aberrations, and an image sensor. The doublet lens, which acts as a fisheye photographic objective, has a small f-number of 0.9, an angle-of-view larger than 60° × 60°, and operates at 850 nm wavelength with 70% focusing efficiency. The camera exhibits nearly diffraction-limited image quality, which indicates the potential of this technology in the development of optical systems for microscopy, photography, and computer vision.},
doi = {10.1038/ncomms13682},
journal = {Nature Communications},
number = ,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {11}
}