A wavefront encoding technique for achieving flat form factor imaging sensors is presented. The resultant configuration maintains the light gathering ability of a baseline bulky system and has improved angular resolution over a micro-lens approach.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.6110) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial filtering
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.4850) Imaging systems : Optical transfer functions
M. Somayaji and M. P. Christensen, " Form Factor Enhancement of Imaging Systems Using a Cubic Phase Mask," in Adaptive Optics: Analysis and Methods/Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging/Information Photonics/Signal Recovery and Synthesis Topical Meetings on CD-ROM, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CMB4.
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