• Micro and nano dual-scale structures fabricated by amplitude modulation in multi-beam laser interference lithography

      Zhang, Ziang; Dong, Litong; Ding, Yunfeng; Li, Li; Weng, Zhankun; Wang, Zuobin; Changchun University of Science and Technology; Changchun Observatory (Optical Society of America, 2017-11-08)
      In this work, an effective method was presented to obtain a specific micro and nano dual-structures by amplitude modulation in multi-beam laser interference lithography (LIL). Moiré effect was applied to generate the amplitude modulation. The specific intensity modulation patterns can be obtained by the control of the parameter settings of incident laser beams. Both the incident angle and azimuth angle asymmetric configurations can cause the amplitude modulation in the interference optic field and the modulation period is determined by the angle offset. A four-beam LIL system was set up to fabricate patterns on photoresist and verify the method. The experimental results are in good agreement with the theoretical analysis.
    • Refocusing distance of a standard plenoptic camera

      Hahne, Christopher; Aggoun, Amar; Velisavljević, Vladan; Fiebig, Susanne; Pesch, Matthias; University of Bedfordshire; ARRI Cine Technik (OSA - The Optical Society, 2016-09-08)
      Recent developments in computational photography enabled variation of the optical focus of a plenoptic camera after image exposure, also known as refocusing. Existing ray models in the field simplify the camera's complexity for the purpose of image and depth map enhancement, but fail to satisfyingly predict the distance to which a photograph is refocused. By treating a pair of light rays as a system of linear functions, it will be shown in this paper that its solution yields an intersection indicating the distance to a refocused object plane. Experimental work is conducted with different lenses and focus settings while comparing distance estimates with a stack of refocused photographs for which a blur metric has been devised. Quantitative assessments over a 24 m distance range suggest that predictions deviate by less than 0.35 % in comparison to an optical design software. The proposed refocusing estimator assists in predicting object distances just as in the prototyping stage of plenoptic cameras and will be an essential feature in applications demanding high precision in synthetic focus or where depth map recovery is done by analyzing a stack of refocused photographs.