Flexible, Transparent Sensors Coming to Photography
There might some day be a truce to the “Pixel War.”
In case you haven’t noticed, there’s been an ongoing battle between digital camera companies to pack the most pixels into a sensor. Well, new technology might end the war with new, transparent sheets that would replace sensors as we know it.
Researchers in Austria have created the flexible, transparent sensors from polymer film embedded with fluorescent particles, which absorb the specific wavelengths of light in a given image. Optical sensors located around the edge would then interpret the wavelengths of light captured on the film.
The current examples are only capable of taking black and white images, but the scientists insist RGB models aren’t far away. For more info, check out the article and images of the new sensor on The Optical Society website.