We present a method for multispectral imaging. This method uses color CCD cameras with a multiple-bandpass filter, which modifies the spectral response of the cameras used and enables concurrent acquisition of multiple images at defined spectral bands. We experimentally demonstrate methodological feasibility using two color CCD cameras and a polychroic mirror to simultaneously capture eight spectral bands. We discuss how the method developed is well suited for multispectral applications of transient phenomena or for real-time measurements.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 11, 2008
Published: April 30, 2008
Vol. 3, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
George Themelis, Jung Sun Yoo, and Vasilis Ntziachristos, "Multispectral imaging using multiple-bandpass filters," Opt. Lett. 33, 1023-1025 (2008)