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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 25 — Dec. 8, 2008
  • pp: 20540–20561

An optimal binary amplitude-phase mask for hybrid imaging systems that exhibit high resolution and extended depth of field

Eyal Ben-Eliezer, Naim Konforti, Benjamin Milgrom, and Emanuel Marom  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 25, pp. 20540-20561 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.020540


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Abstract

The design of a circularly symmetric hybrid imaging system that exhibits high resolution as well as extended depth of field is presented. The design, which assumes spatially incoherent illumination, searches for an optimal “binary amplitude and phase” pupil mask, which for a certain desired depth of field, provides the largest spatial frequency band that assures a certain desired contrast value. The captured images are electronically processed by an off-line Wiener filter, to finally obtain high quality output images. Simulations as well as experimental results are provided.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(080.3620) Geometric optics : Lens system design
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: September 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 29, 2008
Published: November 26, 2008

Citation
Eyal Ben-Eliezer, Naim Konforti, Benjamin Milgrom, and Emanuel Marom, "An optimal binary amplitude-phase mask for hybrid imaging systems that exhibit high resolution and extended depth of field," Opt. Express 16, 20540-20561 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-25-20540


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