Analytical model of a three-dimensional integral image recording system that uses circular-and hexagonal-based spherical surface microlenses

Silvia Manolache, Amar Aggoun, Malcolm McCormick, Neil Davies, Sun-Yuan Kung

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Abstract

A mathematical model for a three-dimensional omnidirectional integral recording camera system that uses either circular- or hexagonal-based spherical surface microlens arrays is derived. The geometry of the image formation and recording process is fully described. Matlab is then used to establish the number of recorded micro-intensity distributions representing a single object point and their dependence on spatial position. The point-spread function for the entire optical process for both close and remote imaging is obtained, and the influence of depth on the point-spread dimensions for each type of microlens and imaging condition is discussed. Comparisons of the two arrangements are made, based on the illustrative numerical results presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1814-1821
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Volume18
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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