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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 3712–3723

Optical performance test and validation of microcameras in multiscale, gigapixel imagers

Seo Ho Youn, Hui S. Son, Daniel L. Marks, Jeffrey M. Shaw, Paul O. McLaughlin, Steven D. Feller, David J. Brady, and Jungsang Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 3712-3723 (2014)

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Wide field-of-view gigapixel imaging systems capable of diffraction-limited resolution and video-rate acquisition have a broad range of applications, including sports event broadcasting, security surveillance, astronomical observation, and bioimaging. The complexity of the system integration of such devices demands precision optical components that are fully characterized and qualified before being integrated into the final system. In this work, we present component and assembly level characterizations of microcameras in our first gigapixel camera, the AWARE-2. Based on the results of these measurements, we revised the optical design and assembly procedures to construct the second generation system, the AWARE-2 Retrofit, which shows significant improvement in image quality.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.3000) Imaging systems : Image quality assessment
(110.4100) Imaging systems : Modulation transfer function
(120.4610) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical fabrication
(110.1758) Imaging systems : Computational imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: December 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 30, 2014
Published: February 7, 2014

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Seo Ho Youn, Hui S. Son, Daniel L. Marks, Jeffrey M. Shaw, Paul O. McLaughlin, Steven D. Feller, David J. Brady, and Jungsang Kim, "Optical performance test and validation of microcameras in multiscale, gigapixel imagers," Opt. Express 22, 3712-3723 (2014)

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