Simulating optical system performance with three-dimensional scenes

William J. Duncan, James T Schwiegerling

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Abstract

Simulated images provide insight into optical system performance. If the Point Spread Function (PSF) is assumed spatially invariant, then the simulated image is the convolution of the PSF with the object scene. If the PSF varies across the field, multiple field points are sampled and interpolated to give the PSF. Simulated images are then assembled from the individual PSFs. These techniques assume a 2D planar object. We extend the image simulations to 3D scenes. The PSF now depends on the field point location and distance in object space. We investigate 3D scene simulation and examine approximations that reduce computation time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume9579
ISBN (Print)9781628417456, 9781628417456
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event18th Conference of Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2015Aug 12 2015

Other

Other18th Conference of Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/10/158/12/15

Keywords

  • 3D Scene simulation
  • PSF
  • System performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Duncan, W. J., & Schwiegerling, J. T. (2015). Simulating optical system performance with three-dimensional scenes. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 9579). [95790F] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2188414