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7 June 2004 Thin observation module by bound optics (TOMBO) with color filters
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This paper demonstrates, for the first time, TOMBO color imaging system that employs color-splitting filters on each lens. A red, green, or blue color filter is allocated to each microlens instead of each pixel in conventional single-sensor color imaging system. Thus the microlens array here also makes up a color filter array of Bayer geometry. For the imaging device, a CMOS image sensor with 1040 x 960 pixels whose size is 6.25 um square was used. 8 x 8 microlens array with 750 um pitch was employed as a taking lens. Excellent color images were obtained by rearrangement, interpolation, and postdigital processing.
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Shigehiro Miyatake, Rui Shogenji, Masaru Miyamoto, Kouichi Nitta, and Jun Tanida "Thin observation module by bound optics (TOMBO) with color filters", Proc. SPIE 5301, Sensors and Camera Systems for Scientific, Industrial, and Digital Photography Applications V, (7 June 2004);

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