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Computational Optical Sensing and Imaging
San Jose, California United States
October 13-15, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55752-878-0
3-D Imaging and PSF Design (CTuD)

Optimization of Double-Helix Point Spread Function for Photon-Limited 3-D Imaging Systems

Ginni Sharma, Sri Rama Prasanna Pavani, and Rafael Piestun


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We present a double-helix point spread function (DH-PSF) optimized for particle superlocalization in three-dimensions. The DH-PSF has the lowest Cramer-Rao bound for axial estimation. The limitations to the rotation rate are investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.4850) Imaging systems : Optical transfer functions
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition

G. Sharma, S. R. P. Pavani, and R. Piestun, "Optimization of Double-Helix Point Spread Function for Photon-Limited 3-D Imaging Systems," in Frontiers in Optics 2009/Laser Science XXV/Fall 2009 OSA Optics & Photonics Technical Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CTuD2.

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