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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 921–927

Multichanneled finite-conjugate imaging

James Downing, Ewan Findlay, Gonzalo Muyo, and Andrew R. Harvey  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 6, pp. 921-927 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.29.000921


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Abstract

Multichanneled imaging systems rely on nonredundant images recorded by an array of low-resolution imagers to enable construction of a high-resolution image. We show how the varying degree of redundancy associated with imaging throughout the imaged volume effects image quality. Using ray-traced image simulations and a metric used as a proxy for human perception, we show that robust recovery of high-resolution images can be obtained by avoiding excessive redundancy and that this is a felicitous consequence of typical manufacturing tolerances.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.6640) Image processing : Superresolution
(110.3000) Imaging systems : Image quality assessment
(110.4100) Imaging systems : Modulation transfer function
(110.4850) Imaging systems : Optical transfer functions
(110.1758) Imaging systems : Computational imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: November 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 2012
Published: May 18, 2012

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Citation
James Downing, Ewan Findlay, Gonzalo Muyo, and Andrew R. Harvey, "Multichanneled finite-conjugate imaging," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 921-927 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-29-6-921


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