Compact multi-aperture imaging with high-angular-resolution

Carles Santacana, G., Muyo, G., Bustin, N., Wood, A. and Harvey, A. R. (2015) Compact multi-aperture imaging with high-angular-resolution. Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics Image Science and Vision, 32(3), pp. 411-419. (doi:10.1364/JOSAA.32.000411)

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Abstract

Previous reports have demonstrated that it is possible to emulate the imaging function of a single conventional lens with an NxN array of identical lenslets to provide an N-fold reduction in imaging-system track length. This approach limits the application to low-resolution imaging. We highlight how using an array of dissimilar lenslets, with an array width that can be much wider than the detector array, high-resolution super-resolved imaging is possible. We illustrate this approach with a ray-traced design and optimization of a long-wave infrared system employing a 3x3 array of free-form lenslets to provide a four-fold reduction in track length compared to a baseline system. Simulations of image recovery show that recovered image quality is comparable to that of the baseline system.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This paper was published in Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics Image Science and Vision and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.32.000411. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Carles Santacana, Dr Guillem and Harvey, Professor Andy
Authors: Carles Santacana, G., Muyo, G., Bustin, N., Wood, A., and Harvey, A. R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics Image Science and Vision
Publisher:Optical Society of America
ISSN:1084-7529
ISSN (Online):1520-8532
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Optical Society of America
First Published:First published in Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics Image Science and Vision 32(3):411-419
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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