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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2008
  • pp: 449–451

Theoretical analysis for integral imaging performance based on microscanning of a microlens array

Xiaorui Wang and Hong Hua  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 5, pp. 449-451 (2008)

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An integral imaging method based on microscanning of a microlens array is proposed. The effects of micro scanning on the depth resolution and the product of depth of focus and lateral resolution squared (PDLRS) of an integral imaging system are quantitatively analyzed. Calculation results show that microscanning can improve not only the depth resolution, but the PDLRS can be increased. The amount of improvement of different microscanning modes to the performance of integral imaging is closely related to the fill factor of the detector and the diffraction factor of the microlens.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(110.4190) Imaging systems : Multiple imaging
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: October 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 7, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2008
Published: February 22, 2008

Xiaorui Wang and Hong Hua, "Theoretical analysis for integral imaging performance based on microscanning of a microlens array," Opt. Lett. 33, 449-451 (2008)

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