Properties of the bacteriorhodopsin-based artificial retina has been measured and analyzed using a flashlamp and a pulsed Xenon light source. The device is capable of imaging the input under varied illumination. The variation of the self-assembly in the thin-films causes differencies in the light sensitivity of the pixels. These differencies can be compensated by calibrating the electronics pixel by pixel or taking the calibration results into account in the postprocessing software. Color-sensitive version of the matrix based on three variants of bacteriorhodopsin has been prepared, and it will be analyzed in the near future.
In this report we evaluate properties of a bacteriorhodopsin-based matrix detector. We give an electronic design and show capability of bacteriorhodopsin as a light sensitive material in a digital camera.
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