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Simulating human photoreceptor optics using a liquid-filled photonic crystal fiber

By Diego Rativa and Brian Vohnsen


We introduce a liquid-filled photonic crystal fiber to simulate a retinal cone photoreceptor mosaic and the directionality selective mechanism broadly known as the Stiles-Crawford effect. Experimental measurements are realized across the visible spectrum to study waveguide coupling and directionality at different managed waveguide parameters. The crystal fiber method is a hybrid tool between theory and a real biological sample and a valuable addition as a retina model for real eye simulations

Topics: Vision, Color, and Visual Optics
Publisher: Optical Society of America
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