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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2003
  • pp: 996–1004

Effects of focusing on the resolution characteristics of integral photography

Jun Arai, Haruo Hoshino, Makoto Okui, and Fumio Okano  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 996-1004 (2003)

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The effects of focusing on the resolution characteristics of integral photography (IP) are analyzed. First, there is an attempt to obtain the resolution characteristics of capture and display systems as the product of their modulation transfer functions (MTFs). Next, the relationship between this overall MTF and focusing during the capture is studied. The results show that, with focusing set at infinity, IP can provide three-dimensional images without remarkable resolution degradation over a wide range of depth.

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OCIS Codes
(000.4430) General : Numerical approximation and analysis
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(110.2960) Imaging systems : Image analysis
(110.4100) Imaging systems : Modulation transfer function
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design

Original Manuscript: August 12, 2002
Revised Manuscript: January 6, 2003
Manuscript Accepted: January 6, 2003
Published: June 1, 2003

Jun Arai, Haruo Hoshino, Makoto Okui, and Fumio Okano, "Effects of focusing on the resolution characteristics of integral photography," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 996-1004 (2003)

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