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Polarization camouflage

Silvery fish—such as the school of short-finned batfish (Zabidus novemaculeatus) shown here—appear obvious when held in the hand, but it has been known for decades that their mirrored sides are an excellent form of camouflage when viewed in their natural habitats. However, because biological mirrors may change the polarization of light, the polarization vision of…
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Bioinspired Polarization Sensors

We have designed an imaging sensor inspired by the visual system of mantis shrimp. These flamboyant creatures  are capable of capturing 16 spectral channels and 6 polarization channels. We have mimicked the polarization sensing capabilities by combining metallic nano structures with an array of imaging elements. This bio-inspires polarization sensor can capture intensity and color information in…
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NIR Goggles

Translating technology form the nanofab to bedside is a very changing process. It involves multitude of disciplines: nano fabrication and  material science, electronics, algorithms, pre-clinical and clinical area. Our team has been leading this comprehensive effort and we have several ongoing clinical trials enabling the first step to move this technology to solve real world problems.
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Bioinspired Polarization Sensors

We have designed an imaging sensor inspired by the visual system of mantis shrimp. These flamboyant creatures  are capable of capturing 16 spectral channels and 6 polarization channels. We have mimicked the polarization sensing capabilities by combining metallic nano structures with an array of imaging elements. This bio-inspires polarization sensor can capture intensity and color information in…
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