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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 18 — Sep. 8, 2003
  • pp: 2093–2101

Evolutionary paths in imaging and recent trends

Joseph N. Mait, Ravi Athale, and Joseph van der Gracht  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 18, pp. 2093-2101 (2003)

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An examination of recent trends in imaging reveals a movement toward systems that balance processing between optics and electronics. Imaging applications include conventional imaging to produce visually pleasing images, special purpose imaging whose output is also an image but with enhanced characteristics, and functional imaging to produce information about a scene from optical data. We identify three approaches to computational imaging that are capable of achieving these goals: wavefront encoding, multiplex imaging, and feature extraction.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.2850) General : History and philosophy
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Integrated computational imaging systems

Original Manuscript: July 15, 2003
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2003
Published: September 8, 2003

Joseph Mait, Ravi Athale, and Joseph van der Gracht, "Evolutionary paths in imaging and recent trends," Opt. Express 11, 2093-2101 (2003)

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