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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2014
  • pp: 2583–2594

Three-dimensional super-resolution: theory, modeling, and field test results

Alexander Bulyshev, Farzin Amzajerdian, Vincent E. Roback, Glenn Hines, Diego Pierrottet, and Robert Reisse  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 12, pp. 2583-2594 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.53.002583


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Abstract

Many flash lidar applications continue to demand higher three-dimensional image resolution beyond the current state-of-the-art technology of the detector arrays and their associated readout circuits. Even with the available number of focal plane pixels, the required number of photons for illuminating all the pixels may impose impractical requirements on the laser pulse energy or the receiver aperture size. Therefore, image resolution enhancement by means of a super-resolution algorithm in near real time presents a very attractive solution for a wide range of flash lidar applications. This paper describes a super-resolution technique and illustrates its performance and merits for generating three-dimensional image frames at a video rate.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(100.2980) Image processing : Image enhancement
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Image Processing

History
Original Manuscript: December 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 12, 2014
Published: April 15, 2014

Citation
Alexander Bulyshev, Farzin Amzajerdian, Vincent E. Roback, Glenn Hines, Diego Pierrottet, and Robert Reisse, "Three-dimensional super-resolution: theory, modeling, and field test results," Appl. Opt. 53, 2583-2594 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-53-12-2583


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