Aberration invariant optical/digital incoherent systems
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We have developed a fundamental technique for control of important known and unknown lens aberrations. Control of lens aberrations through traditional means is very difficult in high-performance optical systems. Minimizing aberrations caused by deterministic design errors as well as statistical fabrication errors has often led to costly systems and fabrication techniques. By employing a special-purpose optical phase mask and digital signal processing we can form imaging systems that are invariant, or substantially insensitive, to a number of important lens aberrations.
Key wordswavefront coding aberrations optical/digital systems imaging systems incoherent imaging
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