Deep-learning-driven end-to-end metalens imaging

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PubDate: Dec 2023

Teams: Hanyang University; Pohang University of Science and Technology;POSCO-POSTECH-RIST Convergence Research Center for Flat Optics and Metaphotonics,;National Institute of Nanomaterials Technology

Writers: Joonhyuk Seo, Jaegang Jo, Joohoon Kim, Joonho Kang, Chanik Kang, Seongwon Moon, Eunji Lee, Jehyeong Hong, Junsuk Rho, Haejun Chung

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Recent advances in metasurface lenses (metalenses) have shown great potential for opening a new era in compact imaging, photography, light detection and ranging (LiDAR), and virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) applications. However, the fundamental trade-off between broadband focusing efficiency and operating bandwidth limits the performance of broadband metalenses, resulting in chromatic aberration, angular aberration, and a relatively low efficiency. In this study, a deep-learning-based image restoration framework is proposed to overcome these limitations and realize end-to-end metalens imaging, thereby achieving aberration-free full-color imaging for massproduced metalenses with 10-mm diameter. Neural network-assisted metalens imaging achieved a high resolution comparable to that of the ground truth image.

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