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Ultra-long-working-distance spectroscopy with 3D-printed aspherical microlenses
Researchers at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw have demonstrated micrometre-sized 3D-printed aspherical microlenses which can replace bulky microscope objectives in spectroscopic measurements of single point-like light emitters (e.g. quantum dots or atomically thin 2D materials). (2020-05-07)
Biologically inspired ultrathin arrayed camera for high-contrast and high-resolution imaging
The vision systems in nature provide intriguing optical design inspiration for ultracompact imaging systems. (2020-03-03)
4D imaging with liquid crystal microlenses
Most images captured by a camera lens are flat and two dimensional. (2019-11-20)
On the way to intelligent microrobots
Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and ETH Zurich have developed a micromachine that can perform different actions. (2019-11-06)
Oscillation assisted 3D printing renders ultrafast fabrication of microlens array
An oscillation assisted digital light processing (DLP) based 3D printing approach is developed to enable ultrafast fabrication of microlens arrays with optically smooth surface (1 nm surface roughness) via a single 1-3 seconds exposure of grayscale UV light. (2019-10-15)
Mosquito eye inspires artificial compound lens (video)
Anyone who's tried to swat a pesky mosquito knows how quickly the insects can evade a hand or fly swatter. (2019-09-25)
New artificial compound eye could improve 3D object tracking
A newly created biologically inspired compound eye is helping scientists understand how insects use their compound eyes to sense an object and its trajectory with such speed. (2019-08-19)
Microscopic glass blowing used to make tiny optical lenses
Inserting air into hot glass to form a bubble has been used to make glass objects since Roman times. (2019-06-25)
Inexpensive, simple fabrication method poised to expand microlens applications
A growing number of applications, including smartphone cameras, depend on microlenses to boost performance. (2019-06-12)
Scientists proposed a novel configuration of nanoscopes
TPU scientists proposed using special diffraction gratings with gold plates instead of microlenses to accelerate the generation of images from nanoscopes without losing any magnification power. (2019-05-23)
Customized mix of materials for three-dimensional micro- and nanostructures
Three-dimensional structures on the micrometer and nanometer scales have a great potential for many applications. (2019-02-13)
Artificial bug eyes
Single lens eyes, like those in humans and many other animals, can create sharp images, but the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans have an edge when it comes to peripheral vision, light sensitivity and motion detection. (2019-01-09)
Star-gazing on the reef
Scientists have discovered the first evidence that brittle stars living in vibrant coral reefs use thousands of light sensors to navigate their way through their complex environments. (2018-01-24)
Using the dark side of excitons for quantum computing
A dark exciton can store information in its spin state, analogous to how a regular, classical bit stores information in its off or on state, but dark excitons do not emit light, making it hard to determine their spins and use them for quantum information processing. (2017-12-20)
A new look at the nature of dark matter
A new study suggests that the gravitational waves detected by the LIGO experiment must have come from black holes generated during the collapse of stars, and not in the earliest phases of the Universe. (2017-03-06)
Fish and insects guide design for future contact lenses
Making the most of the low light in the muddy rivers where it swims, the elephant nose fish survives by being able to spot predators amongst the muck with a uniquely shaped retina, the part of the eye that captures light. (2016-03-14)
CWRU professor to build much desired chemical imager
A Case Western Reserve University faculty member has received National Science Foundation and other funding to build a faster, more capable chemical analyzer sought by science and engineering researchers, art conservators and more. (2015-12-28)
Minuscule, flexible compound lenses magnify large fields of view
Drawing inspiration from an insect's multi-faceted eye, University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created miniature lenses with vast range of vision. (2015-11-03)
Unprecedented gigapixel multicolor microscope: Powerful new tool to advance drug research
Researchers demonstrate unprecedented multispectral microscope, capable of processing nearly 17 billion pixels, the largest such microscopic image ever created, to advance drug research. (2015-07-16)
Penn researchers develop liquid-crystal-based compound lenses that work like insect eyes
Researchers have shown how liquid crystals can be employed to create compound lenses similar to those found in nature. (2015-05-18)
Wrinkle predictions
A new mathematical theory may explain patterns in fingerprints, raisins, and microlenses. (2015-02-02)
Bug's view inspires new digital camera's unique imaging capabilities
An insect-inspired device uses hemispherical, compound optics to capture wide, undistorted fields of view. (2013-05-01)
Insect-inspired camera captures wide field of view with no distortion, according to CU-Boulder study
To create the innovative camera, which also allows for a practically infinite depth of field, the scientists used stretchable electronics and a pliable sheet of microlenses made from a material similar to that used for contact lenses. (2013-05-01)
Bug's eye inspires hemispherical digital camera
Inspired by the complex fly eye, a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University research team has developed a hemispherical digital camera with nearly 200 tiny lenses, delivering exceptionally wide-angle field of view and sharp images. (2013-05-01)
Ultrasensitive photon hunter
When it comes to imaging, every single photon counts if there is barely any available light. (2012-11-07)
Thousands of invisibility cloaks trap a rainbow
Many people anticipating the creation of an invisibility cloak might be surprised to learn that a group of American researchers has created 25,000 individual cloaks. (2012-05-24)
Microlenses for 3-D endoscopes
Modern endoscopic techniques enable doctors to perform surgery without major incisions. (2011-11-04)
Nanoworld in color
Microscopically small nanostructured arrays of lenses that can record or project amazingly sharp images in brilliant colors are being demonstrated by Fraunhofer research scientists at the nano tech 2011 trade show in Tokyo Feb. (2011-01-21)
Hot embossing glass -- to the nearest micrometer
The lens is what matters: if lens arrays could be made of glass, it would be possible to make more conveniently sized projectors. (2010-12-22)
Color sensors for better vision
CMOS image sensors in special cameras -- as used for driver assistance systems -- mostly only provide monochrome images and have a limited sensitivity to light. (2009-10-05)
Penn researchers demonstrate a flexible, 1-step assembly of nanoscale structures
Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have created a one-step, repeatable method for the production of functional nanoscale patterns or motifs with adjustable features, size and shape using a single master (2008-07-25)
Autonomous lenses may bring microworld into focus
When Hongrui Jiang looked into a fly's eye, he saw a way to make a tiny lens so (2006-08-02)
UC Berkeley researchers create a biologically-inspired artificial compound eye
Using the eyes of insects such as dragonflies and houseflies as models, a team of bioengineers at University of California, Berkeley, has created a series of artificial compound eyes. (2006-04-27)
Magnetism shepherds microlenses to excavate 'nanocavities'
A Duke University engineer is (2006-03-30)
Reversible microlenses to speed chemical detection
Scientists at Georgia Tech have created technology capable of detecting trace amounts of biological or chemical agents in a matter of seconds, much faster than traditional methods, which can take hours or up to a day. (2006-02-13)
New technique creates patterns in photonic crystals formed from hydrogel nanoparticles
Researchers have developed a laser-based technique for creating patterns in self-assembled colloidal crystals produced from hydrogel nanoparticles - soft spheres that respond to heat by changing size. (2003-09-10)
Physics tip sheet #24 - August 7, 2002
Highlights of this issue include the colors of asteroid families, 3-D data storage in glass, 3-D x-ray microscopes and reduction of large-scale turbulence. (2002-08-07)
First difinitive mass measurement of a gravitational microlens
A rare event in 2000 gave a team of astronomers the chance to test a remarkable new technique. (2002-01-09)
Mini-lasers, silicon on sapphire technology lead to speedier chips
Using light beams in place of metal wires, engineers have devised a cost-effective method to speed up the way microchips (2001-12-28)
Astronomers unveil first detection of dark matter object in the Milky Way
Astronomers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, in collaboration with an international team of researchers, have directly detected and measured the properties of a gravitational microlensing event in the Milky Way. (2001-12-05)
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