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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2002
  • pp: 65–69

Fast steering, high-resolution imaging system

Scott W. Teare, Sergio R. Restaino, and Don M. Payne  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 65-69 (2002)

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High-resolution imaging can be dramatically improved by combining a fast image stabilization system and variable aperture masking. We describe an imaging system that provides high-resolution images through an annular aperture using the unwanted low spatial frequency light for image stabilization. The annulus thickness and diameter can be selected to enhance the contribution of different spatial frequencies in the image at the expense of image exposure time.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: November 30, 2001
Published: January 14, 2002

Scott Teare, Sergio Restaino, and Don Payne, "Fast steering, high-resolution imaging system," Opt. Express 10, 65-69 (2002)

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