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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 20 — Sep. 26, 2011
  • pp: 19681–19687

Three-dimensional photon counting integral imaging reconstruction using penalized maximum likelihood expectation maximization

Doron Aloni, Adrian Stern, and Bahram Javidi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 20, pp. 19681-19687 (2011)

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Recent works have demonstrated that three-dimensional (3D) object reconstruction is possible from integral images captured in severely photon starved conditions. In this paper we propose an iterative approach to implement a maximum likelihood expectation maximization estimator with several types of regularization for 3D reconstruction from photon counting integral images. We show that the proposed algorithms outperform the previously reported approaches for photon counting 3D integral imaging reconstruction. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report on using iterative statistical reconstruction techniques for 3D photon counting integral imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(110.1758) Imaging systems : Computational imaging

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: May 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 29, 2011
Published: September 23, 2011

Doron Aloni, Adrian Stern, and Bahram Javidi, "Three-dimensional photon counting integral imaging reconstruction using penalized maximum likelihood expectation maximization," Opt. Express 19, 19681-19687 (2011)

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