Austrian scientists claim to be the first to have developed an image sensor that is fully transparent

Thursday, 28 February 2013 02:50 Editor

An Austrian research team has developed a new way to capture images based on a flat, flexible, transparent polymer sheet.  In an Open Access journal, Optic Express, the authors describe the new imager (looks like flexible plastic film) which utilizes fluorescent particles to capture incoming light and channel a portion of it to an array of sensors framing the polymer sheet.  This elegant design without electronics or internal components makes it a new generation of imaging technologies.

Application possibilities: a touch free, transparent user interface which could be television, video games to any other display technologies.

Reference: A. Koppelhuber and O. Bimber, Optic Express, 21 (4), pp. 4796 – 4810 (2013)