Optics.org, the leading online resource for the photonics industry, comments that Phase Focus’s June 2012 £3.2 million venture capital investment could bring “a highly disruptive optical technology to a very broad range of markets … Phase Focus’s seemingly counter-intuitive idea is to remove the need for lenses in microscopy – a highly disruptive concept with a very wide range of applications in both science and industry. Instead of using a lens to capture light in the normal manner, light scattered by a specimen is instead collected by a conventional CCD, CMOS or other sensor via an aperture, analyzed, and the image reconstructed using a sophisticated phase retrieval algorithm.”

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