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Imaging systems that exploit arrays of photodetectors in curvilinear layouts are attractive due to their ability to match the strongly nonplanar image surfaces (i.e., Petzval surfaces) that form with simple lenses, thereby creating new design options. Recent work has yielded significant progress in the realization of such "eyeball" cameras, including(More)
In arthropods, evolution has created a remarkably sophisticated class of imaging systems, with a wide-angle field of view, low aberrations, high acuity to motion and an infinite depth of field. A challenge in building digital cameras with the hemispherical, compound apposition layouts of arthropod eyes is that essential design requirements cannot be met(More)
Compound semiconductors like gallium arsenide (GaAs) provide advantages over silicon for many applications, owing to their direct bandgaps and high electron mobilities. Examples range from efficient photovoltaic devices to radio-frequency electronics and most forms of optoelectronics. However, growing large, high quality wafers of these materials, and(More)
photodetectors in hexagonal mesh layouts Inhwa Jung, Gunchul Shin, Viktor Malyarchuk, Jeong Sook Ha, and John A. Rogers Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory and Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA Department of(More)
The fabrication of a hemispherical electronic-eye camera with optimized designs based upon micromechanical analysis is reported. The photodetector arrays combine layouts with multidevice tiles and extended, non-coplanar interconnects to improve the fill factor and deformability, respectively. Quantitative comparison to micromechanics analysis reveals the(More)
A tunable hemispherical imaging system with zoom capability was recently developed by exploiting heterogeneous integration of rigid silicon photodetectors on soft, elastomeric supports, in designs that can facilitate tunable curvature for both the lens and detector. This paper reports analytical mechanics models for the soft materials aspects of the tunable(More)
This paper proposes a 2.7 Gb/s referenceless transceiver with weighted PFD for frequency detection of random signals. A single loop referenceless CDR is also proposed to overcome the disadvantages of a dual loop CDR. The ANSI 8b/10b encoder & decoder with the scrambler, the serializer & de-serializer, and the output driver with pre-emphasis are included in(More)
Model calculations and the experimental measurements of the imaging properties of planar, hemispherical, and elliptic parabolic electronic eye cameras are compared. Numerical methods for comprehensive full field calculations of image formation are enabled by use computationally efficient modes. Quantitative agreement between these calculations and(More)