Optical Image Deblurring Methods

  • Jumpei Tsujiuchi
  • George W. Stroke


Greatly sharpened images may be extracted from photographs which have been blurred either by accident (motion, lack of focus, atmospheric turbulence, etc.) or deliberately, for instance when ‘coded’ in view of special image processing or synthesis applications. Four image-deblurring methods may be distinguished: 1. Coherent optical analogue processing, 2. Incoherent optical analogure processing (non-electronic) 3. Incoherent opto-electronic analogue processing and 4. Digital computer processing. Of these, the methods 1 and 3 are reviewed in some detail, and some previously unpublished experimental results are given for illustration. Particular emphasis is also given to the distinction between image-deblurring methods operating directly in the spatial (image) domain, very powerful but developed so far only in special cases (e.g. defocused and motion-blurred images), on the one hand, and, on the other the spatial-frequency filtering image-deblurring methods, also quite general, but still in an early state of perfection. Both methods may require considerable further work before widespread implementation


Spatial Frequency Object Wave Coherent Light Wavefront Aberration Holographic Image 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jumpei Tsujiuchi
    • 1
  • George W. Stroke
    • 2
  1. 1.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyTokyoJapan
  2. 2.State University of New YorkStony BrookUSA

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