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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 8 — Apr. 19, 2004
  • pp: 1643–1655

Multispectral imaging using compact compound optics

Rui Shogenji, Yoshiro Kitamura, Kenji Yamada, Shigehiro Miyatake, and Jun Tanida  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 8, pp. 1643-1655 (2004)

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A very thin image capturing system called TOMBO (thin observation module by bound optics) is developed with compound-eye imaging and digital post-processing. As an application of TOMBO, a multispectral imaging system is proposed. With a specific arrangement of the optical system, spatial points can be observed by multiple photodetectors simultaneously. A filter array inserted in front of the image sensor enables observation of the spectrum of the target. The captured image is reconstructed by a modified pixel rearranging method extended to treat multi-channel spectral data, in which pixels in the captured image are geometrically rearranged onto a multi-channel virtual image plane. Experimental results of the image reconstruction show the effectiveness of the proposed system.

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OCIS Codes
(100.3020) Image processing : Image reconstruction-restoration
(110.2970) Imaging systems : Image detection systems
(110.4190) Imaging systems : Multiple imaging
(230.0250) Optical devices : Optoelectronics
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices

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Original Manuscript: February 17, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 30, 2004
Published: April 19, 2004

Rui Shogenji, Yoshiro Kitamura, Kenji Yamada, Shigehiro Miyatake, and Jun Tanida, "Multispectral imaging using compact compound optics," Opt. Express 12, 1643-1655 (2004)

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