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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 21 — Oct. 18, 2004
  • pp: 5237–5242

Enhanced depth of field integral imaging with sensor resolution constraints

Raúl Martínez-Cuenca, Genaro Saavedra, Manuel Martínez-Corral, and Bahram Javidi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 21, pp. 5237-5242 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.005237


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Abstract

One of the main challenges in integral imaging is to overcome the limited depth of field. Although it is widely assumed that such limitation is mainly imposed by diffraction due to lenslet imaging, we show that the most restricting factor is the pixelated structure of the sensor (CCD). In this context, we demonstrate that by proper reduction of the fill factor of pickup microlenses, the depth of field can be substantially improved with no deterioration of lateral resolution.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.4190) Imaging systems : Multiple imaging
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(350.5730) Other areas of optics : Resolution

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: July 1, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2004
Published: October 18, 2004

Citation
Raúl Martínez-Cuenca, Genaro Saavedra, Manuel Martínez-Corral, and Bahram Javidi, "Enhanced depth of field integral imaging with sensor resolution constraints," Opt. Express 12, 5237-5242 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-21-5237


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