PSF Estimation of Space-Variant Ultra-Wide Field of View Imaging Systems
AbstractUltra-wide-field of view (UWFOV) imaging systems are affected by various aberrations, most of which are highly angle-dependent. A description of UWFOV imaging systems, such as microscopy optics, security camera systems and other special space-variant imaging systems, is a difficult task that can be achieved by estimating the Point Spread Function (PSF) of the system. This paper proposes a novel method for modeling the space-variant PSF of an imaging system using the Zernike polynomials wavefront description. The PSF estimation algorithm is based on obtaining field-dependent expansion coefficients of the Zernike polynomials by fitting real image data of the analyzed imaging system using an iterative approach in an initial estimate of the fitting parameters to ensure convergence robustness. The method is promising as an alternative to the standard approach based on Shack–Hartmann interferometry, since the estimate of the aberration coefficients is processed directly in the image plane. This approach is tested on simulated and laboratory-acquired image data that generally show good agreement. The resulting data are compared with the results of other modeling methods. The proposed PSF estimation method provides around 5% accuracy of the optical system model. View Full-Text
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Janout, P.; Páta, P.; Skala, P.; Bednář, J. PSF Estimation of Space-Variant Ultra-Wide Field of View Imaging Systems. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 151.
Janout P, Páta P, Skala P, Bednář J. PSF Estimation of Space-Variant Ultra-Wide Field of View Imaging Systems. Applied Sciences. 2017; 7(2):151.Chicago/Turabian Style
Janout, Petr; Páta, Petr; Skala, Petr; Bednář, Jan. 2017. "PSF Estimation of Space-Variant Ultra-Wide Field of View Imaging Systems." Appl. Sci. 7, no. 2: 151.
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