Optical performance test and validation of microcameras in multiscale, gigapixel imagers.

TitleOptical performance test and validation of microcameras in multiscale, gigapixel imagers.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsYoun, SH, Son, HS, Marks, DL, Shaw, JM, McLaughlin, PO, Feller, SD, Brady, DJ, and Kim, J
JournalOptics express
Volume22
Issue3
Start Page3712
Pagination3712 - 3723
Date Published02/2014
Abstract

Wide field-of-view gigapixel imaging systems capable of diffraction-limited resolution and video-rate acquisition have a broad range of applications, including sports event broadcasting, security surveillance, astronomical observation, and bioimaging. The complexity of the system integration of such devices demands precision optical components that are fully characterized and qualified before being integrated into the final system. In this work, we present component and assembly level characterizations of microcameras in our first gigapixel camera, the AWARE-2. Based on the results of these measurements, we revised the optical design and assembly procedures to construct the second generation system, the AWARE-2 Retrofit, which shows significant improvement in image quality.

DOI10.1364/oe.22.003712
Short TitleOptics express