Multiscale lens design.

Published

Journal Article

While lenses of aperture less than 1000lambda frequently form images with pixel counts approaching the space-bandwidth limit, only heroic designs approach the theoretical information capacity at larger scales. We propose to use the field processing capabilities of small-scale secondary lens arrays to correct aberrations due to larger scale objective lenses, with an ultimate goal of achieving diffraction-limited imaging for apertures greater than 10,000lambda .We present an example optical design using an 8 mm entrance pupil capable of resolving 20 megapixels.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Brady, DJ; Hagen, N

Published Date

  • June 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 13

Start / End Page

  • 10659 - 10674

PubMed ID

  • 19550462

Pubmed Central ID

  • 19550462

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1094-4087

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1094-4087

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/oe.17.010659

Language

  • eng