We demonstrate an experimental method to obtain a continuously variable hybrid imaging system that uses two generalized cubic phase masks, to enable real-time optimization of the trade between extended depth-of-field and noise gain. We obtain point-spread functions as a function of the rotation angle and show an example of optimization based on recovered image quality.
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Original Manuscript: February 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 28, 2010
Published: June 14, 2010
Mads Demenikov, Gonzalo Muyo, and Andrew R. Harvey, "Experimental demonstration of continuously variable optical encoding in a hybrid imaging system," Opt. Lett. 35, 2100-2102 (2010)