Optics in Flatland

A. W. Lohmann, A. Pe'er, Dayong Wang, R. Piestun, A. A. Friesem

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"FLATLAND" is the title of a science fiction story, written in 1880 by E.A.Abbott. The creatures of Flatland, living in their two-dimensional universe, are inspected and manipulated by 3D-people like we are. Here we show how the optics part of this science fiction story can be implemented - for fun and profit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-7
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4829 I
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event19th Congress of the International Commisssion for Optics Optics for the Quality of Life - Firenze, Italy
Duration: 25 Aug 200230 Aug 2002


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