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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 18 — Sep. 8, 2003
  • pp: 2102–2108

Reducing complexity in computational imaging systems

Kenneth Kubala, Edward Dowski, and W. Thomas Cathey  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 18, pp. 2102-2108 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.002102


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Abstract

Traditional methods of optical design trade optical system complexity for image quality. High quality imagers often require high system complexity. A new imaging methodology called Wavefront Coding uses aspheric optics and signal processing in order to reduce system complexity and deliver high quality imagery. An example in terms of a conformal IR imaging system is given.

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OCIS Codes
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(110.6820) Imaging systems : Thermal imaging

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Focus Issue: Integrated computational imaging systems

History
Original Manuscript: August 15, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 28, 2003
Published: September 8, 2003

Citation
Kenneth Kubala, Edward Dowski, and W. Cathey, "Reducing complexity in computational imaging systems," Opt. Express 11, 2102-2108 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-18-2102


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