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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 40, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 2001
  • pp: 5592–5599

High-Resolution Digital Integral Photography by use of a Scanning Microlens Array

Lars Erdmann and Kaigham J. Gabriel  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 31, pp. 5592-5599 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.005592


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Abstract

We suggest what we believe is a new three-dimensional (3-D) camera system for integral photography. Our method enables high-resolution 3-D imaging. In contrast to conventional integral photography, a moving microlens array (MLA) and a low-resolution camera are used. The intensity distribution in the MLA image plane is sampled sequentially by use of a pinhole array. The inversion problem from pseudoscopic to orthoscopic images is dealt with by electronic means. The new method is suitable for real-time 3-D imaging. We verified the new method experimentally. Integral photographs with a resolution of 3760 pixels × 2560 pixels (188 × 128 element images) are presented.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition

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Lars Erdmann and Kaigham J. Gabriel, "High-Resolution Digital Integral Photography by use of a Scanning Microlens Array," Appl. Opt. 40, 5592-5599 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-31-5592


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