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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 26 — Sep. 10, 2001
  • pp: 4697–4705

Near-field artifact reduction in planar coded aperture imaging

Roberto Accorsi and Richard C. Lanza  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 26, pp. 4697-4705 (2001)

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Coded apertures for imaging problems are typically based on arrays having perfect cross-correlation properties. These arrays, however, guarantee a perfect point-spread function in far-field applications only. When these arrays are used in the near-field, artifacts arise. We present a mathematical derivation capable of predicting the shape of such artifacts. The theory shows that methods used in the past to compensate for the effects of background nonuniformities in far-field problems are also effective in reducing near-field artifacts. The case study of a nuclear medicine problem is presented to show good agreement of simulation and experimental results with mathematical predictions.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.1220) Imaging systems : Apertures

Original Manuscript: December 1, 2000
Revised Manuscript: May 16, 2001
Published: September 10, 2001

Roberto Accorsi and Richard C. Lanza, "Near-field artifact reduction in planar coded aperture imaging," Appl. Opt. 40, 4697-4705 (2001)

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