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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1825–1827

Three-dimensional photon counting integral imaging using Bayesian estimation

Jinhyouk Jung, Myungjin Cho, Dipak K. Dey, and Bahram Javidi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 11, pp. 1825-1827 (2010)

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We propose a new estimation method for 3D object reconstruction using photon-counting integral imaging. Earlier studies used maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) as a classical statistical method to reconstruct 3D images from photon-counting elemental images. We use an alternative statistical method known as the Bayesian method, which is more flexible and may perform better than MLE in terms of the mean square error (MSE) metric. The performance of the new reconstruction method is illustrated and compared with MLE by using the MSE. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report to use the Bayesian method for 3D reconstruction of photon-counting integral imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(030.5290) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon statistics
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: February 16, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2010
Published: May 24, 2010

Jinhyouk Jung, Myungjin Cho, Dipak K. Dey, and Bahram Javidi, "Three-dimensional photon counting integral imaging using Bayesian estimation," Opt. Lett. 35, 1825-1827 (2010)

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