1 June 2016 Time multiplexed pinhole array based lensless three-dimensional imager
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We present an overview of multi variable coded aperture (MVCA) for lensless three-dimensional integral imaging (3D II) systems. The new configuration is based on a time multiplexing method using a variable pinholes array design. The system provides higher resolution 3D images with improved light intensity and signal to noise ratio as compared to single pinhole system. The MVCA 3D II system configuration can be designed to achieve high light intensity for practical use as micro lenslets arrays. This new configuration preserves the advantages of pinhole optics while solving the resolution limitation problem and the long exposure time of such systems. The three dimensional images are obtained with improved resolution, signal to noise ratio and sensitivity efficiency. This integral imaging lensless system is characterized by large depth of focus, simplicity and low cost. In this paper we present numerical simulations as well as experimental results that validate the proposed lensless imaging configuration.
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Ariel Schwarz, Ariel Schwarz, Jingang Wang, Jingang Wang, Amir Shemer, Amir Shemer, Zeev Zalevsky, Zeev Zalevsky, Bahram Javidi, Bahram Javidi, } "Time multiplexed pinhole array based lensless three-dimensional imager", Proc. SPIE 9867, Three-Dimensional Imaging, Visualization, and Display 2016, 98670R (1 June 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2225446; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2225446
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