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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1758–1760

Analytic modeling of the angular sensitivity function and modulation transfer function of ultrathin multichannel imaging systems

Andreas Brückner, Jacques Duparré, Andreas Bräuer, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 12, pp. 1758-1760 (2007)

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We propose what we believe to be a novel, refined model of the angular sensitivity function of artificial apposition compound eyes. Compared with the formerly used Gaussian approximation that was derived for natural compound eyes, our model is better suited to describe the resolution capacity of artificial compound eyes accounting for the cylindrical sensitivity function of technical receptors. It is shown that this analytic model is valid over a broad range of parameters of the optical system, which was not fulfilled by one of the previous models. Finally, an analytic approach is used to derive the modulation transfer function of these multichannel imaging systems.

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OCIS Codes
(040.1240) Detectors : Arrays
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(110.4100) Imaging systems : Modulation transfer function
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: February 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 27, 2007
Published: June 13, 2007

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Andreas Brückner, Jacques Duparré, Andreas Bräuer, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Analytic modeling of the angular sensitivity function and modulation transfer function of ultrathin multichannel imaging systems," Opt. Lett. 32, 1758-1760 (2007)

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