We have recently shown [Appl. Opt. 51, 2739 (2012)] that performance analysis of optical imaging systems based on results obtained with classic one-dimensional (1D) resolution targets (such as the U.S. Air Force resolution target) are significantly different than those obtained with a newly proposed two-dimensional (2D) target. We hereby provide experimental evidence and show how the new 2D template can be used to correctly characterize optical imaging systems in terms of resolution and contrast. In particular, we apply the consequences of these observations to the optimal design of some 2D barcode structures.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 5, 2012
Published: August 29, 2012
Harel Haim, Naim Konforti, and Emanuel Marom, "Performance of imaging systems analyzed with two-dimensional target," Appl. Opt. 51, 5966-5972 (2012)