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3D-printed eagle eye: Compound microlens system for foveated imaging

Overview of attention for article published in Science Advances, February 2017
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21 news outlets
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4 blogs
twitter
46 tweeters
facebook
6 Facebook pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user
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1 video uploader

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Title
3D-printed eagle eye: Compound microlens system for foveated imaging
Published in
Science Advances, February 2017
DOI 10.1126/sciadv.1602655
Pubmed ID
Authors

Simon Thiele, Kathrin Arzenbacher, Timo Gissibl, Harald Giessen, Alois M. Herkommer

Abstract

We present a highly miniaturized camera, mimicking the natural vision of predators, by 3D-printing different multilens objectives directly onto a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensor. Our system combines four printed doublet lenses with different focal lengths (equivalent to f = 31 to 123 mm for a 35-mm film) in a 2 × 2 arrangement to achieve a full field of view of 70° with an increasing angular resolution of up to 2 cycles/deg field of view in the center of the image. The footprint of the optics on the chip is below 300 μm × 300 μm, whereas their height is <200 μm. Because the four lenses are printed in one single step without the necessity for any further assembling or alignment, this approach allows for fast design iterations and can lead to a plethora of different miniaturized multiaperture imaging systems with applications in fields such as endoscopy, optical metrology, optical sensing, surveillance drones, or security.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Germany 1 1%
Israel 1 1%
United Kingdom 1 1%
Luxembourg 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
Austria 1 1%
Singapore 1 1%
Unknown 79 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 30%
Researcher 23 26%
Student > Master 9 10%
Student > Bachelor 7 8%
Other 6 7%
Other 17 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 33 38%
Physics and Astronomy 27 31%
Unspecified 5 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 6%
Computer Science 4 5%
Other 14 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 236. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 January 2018.
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#38,184
of 11,227,833 outputs
Outputs from Science Advances
#265
of 1,885 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,574
of 257,066 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science Advances
#23
of 168 outputs
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