Abstract

To help diminish the undesirable effects of laser irradiation on an imaging sensor, a pupil-plane phase element was introduced to broaden the point spread function, thereby reducing the focused laser irradiance. A sharpened image was subsequently restored via Wiener deconvolution. Successful experimental demonstrations employing a spatial light modulator in the pupil plane are reported for the vortex, axicon, and cubic phase. Furthermore, to circumvent information loss owing to zero values in the modulation transfer function, we demonstrate how images with different phase elements, combined with a joint deconvolution operation, provide an improved image.

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