Abstract

The pinspeck camera projects a low-contrast image with a great deal of veiling glare. Quantum noise determines that the camera can image only simple objects that contain no more than a few hundred picture elements.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Coded aperture imaging: predicted performance of uniformly redundant arrays

E. E. Fenimore
Appl. Opt. 17(22) 3562-3570 (1978)

Self-Scanned Digicon: a Digital Image Tube for Astronomical Spectroscopy

Robert G. Tull, John P. Choisser, and Edward H. Snow
Appl. Opt. 14(5) 1182-1189 (1975)

Theory of Thermal Imaging Using Infrared to Visible Image Up-Conversion

K. F. Hulme and J. Warner
Appl. Opt. 11(12) 2956-2964 (1972)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription