We present an optical imaging system based on compressive sensing (CS) along with its principal mathematical aspects. Although CS is undergoing significant advances and empowering many discussions and applications throughout various fields, this article focuses on the analysis of a single-pixel camera. This work was the core for the development of a single-pixel camera approach based on active illumination. Therefore, the active illumination concept is described along with the experimental results, which were very encouraging toward the development of compressive-sensing-based cameras for various applications, such as pixel-level programmable gain imaging.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 14, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2010
Published: January 26, 2011
Filipe Magalhães, Francisco M. Araújo, Miguel V. Correia, Mehrdad Abolbashari, and Faramarz Farahi, "Active illumination single-pixel camera based on compressive sensing," Appl. Opt. 50, 405-414 (2011)