Recent progress on multi-domain optimization for ultra-thin cameras

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3 Scopus citations


Conventional imaging systems can suffer from significant aliasing and/or blur distortions when the detector array in the focal plane under-samples the image. We propose to address this problem by engineering the optical PSF of the imaging system followed by electronic post-processing to minimize the overall distortions. The optical PSF of the candidate imaging system is modified by placing a phase-mask in its aperture-stop. We consider a particular parameterization of the phase-mask and optimize its parameters to minimize the distortions. We obtain as much as 30% improvement in the final imaging quality with the optimized optical PSF imager (SPEL) relative to the conventional imager.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntelligent Integrated Microsystems
StatePublished - Sep 18 2006
EventIntelligent Integrated Microsystems - Kissimmee, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 19 2006Apr 21 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherIntelligent Integrated Microsystems
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKissimmee, FL


  • Aliasing
  • Imaging system
  • Multiple images
  • PSF engineering
  • Phase-mask
  • Sub-pixel
  • Under-sampling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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