Optical Review

, Volume 26, Issue 6, pp 676–680 | Cite as

Design and simulation of concave and planar superposition compound eye

  • Ayatollah KarimzadehEmail author
Regular Paper


Recently, the interest in miniaturizing imaging systems has been on the rise. Compound eye is a way to reach small-size imaging systems. This paper discusses the design and image evaluation of novel concave and Gabor super lens (planar) superposition compound eyes with planar or curved detector. In the superposition system, each channel provides images all field of view of the system. This designed system contains three curved micro-lens arrays with aspheric surfaces that create positive focal length for the concave superposition eye. We have simulated and optimized the system using geometrical and diffraction-based methods.


Compound eye Micro-lens array Ray tracing Superlens 



The author is grateful to the research office of Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) for their support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Optics and Photonics Research InstituteAmirkabir University of TechnologyTehranIran

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