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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 10 — May. 7, 2001
  • pp: 555–560

Foveated, wide field-of-view imaging system using a liquid crystal spatial light modulator

T. Martinez, D. V. Wick, and S. R. Restaino  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 10, pp. 555-560 (2001)

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The field-of-view (FOV) of a simple imaging system can be dramatically improved using a liquid crystal spatial light modulator (SLM). A SLM can be used to correct the off-axis aberrations that often limit the useful FOV of an imaging system giving near diffraction-limited performance at much larger field angles than would otherwise be possible. Foveated imaging refers to the variation in spatial resolution across the image caused by using the SLM in this application, and it is useful in reducing bandwidth requirements for data transmission.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(090.1000) Holography : Aberration compensation
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

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Original Manuscript: April 12, 2001
Published: May 7, 2001

Ty Martinez, David Wick, and Sergio Restaino, "Foveated, wide field-of-view imaging system using a liquid crystal spatial light modulator," Opt. Express 8, 555-560 (2001)

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