25 September 2001 Method of estimating the transfer function of an optical system
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Proceedings Volume 4548, Multispectral and Hyperspectral Image Acquisition and Processing; (2001); doi: 10.1117/12.441395
Event: Multispectral Image Processing and Pattern Recognition, 2001, Wuhan, China
In ideal optical system, one pixel on the image surface corresponds to a unit area on the object surface. However, in actual optical system, the image of a unit area on object will be extended to a spot around the central pixel due to the response of optical system and the process of electrical signal. The spot is also called point extended function. In this paper, the extension of imaging is simulated in laboratory, which shows the brightness variation of the image. In the experiment, an object that corresponds to 1*1 pixel is placed in a uniform background at appropriate distance, and the radiance is measured on the image surface. Then we change the object to 2*2, 4*4, 8*8, 16*16 pixels and the radiance is also measured. It is verified that the image of unit area will be extended to several pixels. After a careful analysis and examination of the data, a new method of estimating the transmission function of optical system is presented based on optical imaging theory. The method is verified in laboratory by measuring blackbody using AGEMA900 thermo-vision imaging device, and can be applied to estimating the transmission function of unknown optical system.
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LianXin Yao, Yao Yang, ZhenSen Wu, "Method of estimating the transfer function of an optical system", Proc. SPIE 4548, Multispectral and Hyperspectral Image Acquisition and Processing, (25 September 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.441395; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.441395

Infrared imaging

Imaging systems

Black bodies

Infrared radiation

Image transmission

Temperature metrology

Modulation transfer functions

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