In this Letter, we present three-dimensional (3D) photon counting integral imaging using the moving array-lens technique (MALT) to improve the visualization of a reconstructed 3D scene. In 3D scene reconstruction of photon counting integral imaging, various techniques such as maximum likelihood estimation may be used. However, the visual quality depends on the number of scene photons or detector pixels activated by photons. We show that MALT may improve the viewing resolution of integral imaging for reconstructed 3D scene under photon-starved conditions.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Coherence and Statistical Optics
Original Manuscript: December 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 2012
Published: April 26, 2012
Myungjin Cho and Bahram Javidi, "Three-dimensional photon counting integral imaging using moving array lens technique," Opt. Lett. 37, 1487-1489 (2012)