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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 5 — May. 5, 2006

All-optical axial super resolving imaging using a low-frequency binary-phase mask

Zeev Zalevsky, Amir Shemer, Alexander Zlotnik, Eyal Ben Eliezer, and Emanuel Marom  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 2631-2643 (2006)

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In this paper we present a new approach for obtaining all-optical axial super-resolving imaging by using a non-diffractive binary phase mask inserted at the entrance pupil of an imaging lens. The designed element is tested numerically and experimentally on various practical testing benches and eventually is inserted into the lens of a cellular phone camera.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.4850) Imaging systems : Optical transfer functions
(170.1630) Medical optics and biotechnology : Coded aperture imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2006
Published: April 3, 2006

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Vol. 1, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Zeev Zalevsky, Amir Shemer, Alexander Zlotnik, Eyal Ben Eliezer, and Emanuel Marom, "All-optical axial super resolving imaging using a low-frequency binary-phase mask," Opt. Express 14, 2631-2643 (2006)

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