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  • Vol. 51, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2012
  • pp: 1671–1680

Reconstruction of three-dimensional chemiluminescence images with a maximum entropy deconvolution algorithm

Kathryn R. Gosselin and Michael W. Renfro  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 11, pp. 1671-1680 (2012)

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Three-dimensional (3D) images of flame emission are reported using a single direction of optical access. A Cassegrain system was designed with narrow depth of field. Images from this system are dominated by emission from the focused object plane with defocused contributions from out-of-plane structures. Translation of one mirror in the system allows for scanning the object plane through the flame. Images were taken at various depths to create a family of images. Reconstruction of the 3D flame structure was accomplished using a maximum entropy algorithm adapted for use with 3D imaging. Spatial resolution in the direction of imaging is examined using laminar flames with variable offset.

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OCIS Codes
(080.1510) Geometric optics : Propagation methods
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(260.1560) Physical optics : Chemiluminescence
(080.4035) Geometric optics : Mirror system design

Original Manuscript: November 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2012
Published: April 4, 2012

Kathryn R. Gosselin and Michael W. Renfro, "Reconstruction of three-dimensional chemiluminescence images with a maximum entropy deconvolution algorithm," Appl. Opt. 51, 1671-1680 (2012)

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