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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 25, 2013
  • pp: 4688–4702

Construction and demonstration of a multispectral tomographic scanning imager (TOSCA)

Harald Hovland  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 4688-4702 (2013)

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This work presents the first experimental demonstrator of an imager based on a tomographic scanning (TOSCA) principle. The device described generates a stream of multispectral images of a scene or target using simple conical scan optics and a simple patterned reticle, followed by collecting optics and one or several single pixel detectors. Tomographic processing techniques are then applied to the one-dimensional signals to reproduce two-dimensional images. Various aspects of the design and construction are described, and resulting images and movies are shown.

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OCIS Codes
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(100.6950) Image processing : Tomographic image processing
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.6960) Imaging systems : Tomography
(110.4234) Imaging systems : Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging
(110.3010) Imaging systems : Image reconstruction techniques

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: November 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 28, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 8, 2013
Published: February 19, 2013

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