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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 2002
  • pp: 6055–6061

Axial imaging necessitates loss of lateral shift invariance

Andy Stein and George Barbastathis  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 29, pp. 6055-6061 (2002)

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We conjecture that the lateral shift invariance of an imaging system must be limited if axial imaging capability is desired. We develop shift-invariance and depth-resolution metrics and demonstrate the trade-off in simple representative systems.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition

Original Manuscript: January 11, 2002
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2002
Published: October 10, 2002

Andy Stein and George Barbastathis, "Axial imaging necessitates loss of lateral shift invariance," Appl. Opt. 41, 6055-6061 (2002)

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