We present experimental results of imaging and digital superresolution in a multiaperture miniature folded imaging architecture called PANOPTES. We prove the feasibility of integrating a low f-number folded imagers within a steerable multiaperture framework while maintaining a thin profile. Stringent requirements including low f-number and compact form factor, combined with the need for an ability to steer individual fields of view necessitate an off-axis design, resulting in a plane symmetric optical system. We present a detailed description of the ensuing optical design and its performance. The feasibility of this architecture is demonstrated through experiments and preliminary reconstruction results.
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Original Manuscript: October 2, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 14, 2009
Published: March 1, 2010
Vikrant R. Bhakta, Manjunath Somayaji, Scott C. Douglas, and Marc P. Christensen, "Experimentally validated computational imaging with adaptive multiaperture folded architecture," Appl. Opt. 49, B51-B58 (2010)