Multiscale optics for enhanced light collection from a point source.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

High-efficiency collection of photons emitted by a point source over a wide field of view (FoV) is crucial for many applications. Multiscale optics offer improved light collection by utilizing small optical components placed close to the optical source, while maintaining a wide FoV provided by conventional imaging optics. In this work, we demonstrate collection efficiency of 26% of photons emitted by a pointlike source using a micromirror fabricated in silicon with no significant decrease in collection efficiency over a 10 mm object space.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Noek, R; Knoernschild, C; Migacz, J; Kim, T; Maunz, P; Merrill, T; Hayden, H; Pai, CS; Kim, J

Published Date

  • July 15, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 14

Start / End Page

  • 2460 - 2462

PubMed ID

  • 20634863

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-4794

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/OL.35.002460


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States