Category Archives: Curved detectors

French Academy of Technologies prize – finalist

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Once again, our start-up project received positive feedback, as we have been nominated to the Jean Jerphagnon prize delivered by both the Académie des Technologies and the Institute Mines Telecom (IMT). This prize is to be delivered to young (<40yrs old) scientists willing to start this adventure of entrepreneurship, for the valorisation of a photonics product out of their research… Read more »

SPIE start-up Challenge Semi-Finals!

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Our start-up CURVE-ONE has been selected to participate to the SPIE start-up Challenge semi finals, to be held in San Francisco during the Photonics West conference early February 2019. The announcement was made on optics.org    

Curved detector: omg!

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Recent picture taken with our customized fish-eye optical system (optimization: Wilfried Jahn) The system has a 178 degrees field of view. Vignetting is mostly suppressed except for the very edge of the image. The system works with a convex sensor, full frame, 20Mpixels, produced by the CEA-LETI. The full optical characterization is ongoing and will be published by the end… Read more »

Curved detectors: First images!

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This picture, 135 degrees Field of view, was obtained out of a fish-eye like objective made of 9 lenses and 3 materials. Compared to the existing systems, we gain about one third of the optics and reduce the number of required materials of about 70%. The custom fish-eye objective made of 9 lenses, only spherical surfaces, and using the curved… Read more »

Curved detectors: first concave prototype delivered!

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Our brand new prototype of a concave curved detectors has been delivered at LAM this week! This full frame, fully-functional, 20Mpixels concave CMOS detector perfectly works in the visible. With a radius of 150mm over a size of 24x32mm², such a breakthrough device will allow to drastically reduce the amount of lenses required in wide field imaging systems, as well… Read more »