Abstract

In this paper we present a new approach for obtaining all-optical axial super-resolving imaging by using a non-diffractive binary phase mask inserted at the entrance pupil of an imaging lens. The designed element is tested numerically and experimentally on various practical testing benches and eventually is inserted into the lens of a cellular phone camera.

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E. Ben-Eliezer, Z. Zalevsky, E. Marom and N. Konforti, "All-optical extended depth of field imaging system," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 5, S164-S169 (2003).
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Ben-Eliezer, E.

E. Ben-Eliezer, E. Marom, N. Konforti, and Z. Zalevsky, "Experimental realization of an imaging system with an extended depth of field," Appl. Opt. 44, 2792-2798 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. Ben-Eliezer, Z. Zalevsky, E. Marom and N. Konforti, "All-optical extended depth of field imaging system," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 5, S164-S169 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Berriel-Valdos, L. R.

Castaneda, J. O.

Cathey, W. T.

Chi, W.

Deaver, D.

Diaz, A.

Dowski, E.

Dowski, E. R

George, N.

Konforti, N.

E. Ben-Eliezer, E. Marom, N. Konforti, and Z. Zalevsky, "Experimental realization of an imaging system with an extended depth of field," Appl. Opt. 44, 2792-2798 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. Ben-Eliezer, Z. Zalevsky, E. Marom and N. Konforti, "All-optical extended depth of field imaging system," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 5, S164-S169 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Marom, E.

E. Ben-Eliezer, E. Marom, N. Konforti, and Z. Zalevsky, "Experimental realization of an imaging system with an extended depth of field," Appl. Opt. 44, 2792-2798 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. Ben-Eliezer, Z. Zalevsky, E. Marom and N. Konforti, "All-optical extended depth of field imaging system," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 5, S164-S169 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ojeda-Castaneda, J.

Sauceda, A.

Taylor, M.

Tepichin, E.

van der Gracht, J.

Zalevsky, Z.

E. Ben-Eliezer, E. Marom, N. Konforti, and Z. Zalevsky, "Experimental realization of an imaging system with an extended depth of field," Appl. Opt. 44, 2792-2798 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. Ben-Eliezer, Z. Zalevsky, E. Marom and N. Konforti, "All-optical extended depth of field imaging system," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 5, S164-S169 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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E. Ben-Eliezer, Z. Zalevsky, E. Marom and N. Konforti, "All-optical extended depth of field imaging system," J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 5, S164-S169 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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Z. Zalevsky, "Optical method and system for extended depth of focus," US patent application 10/97494 (August 2004).

J. W Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York 1996) pp.126-151.

T. Q. Pham and L. J. van Vliet, "Separable bilateral filtering for fast video processing," http://www.qi.tnw.tudelft.nl/~lucas.

W. T. Cathy and E. R Dowski, "Apparatus and method for extending depth of field in image projection system," US patent 6069738 (May 2000).

W. T. Cathy and E. R Dowski, "Extended depth of field optical systems," PCT publication WO 99/57599 (November 1999).

W. T. Cathy, "Extended depth field optics for human vision," PCT publication WO 03/052492 (June 2003).

C. M. Hammond, "Apparatus and method for reducing imaging errors in imaging systems having an extended depth of field," US patent 6097856 (August 2000).

D. Miller and E. Blanko, "System and method for increasing the depth of focus of the human eye," US patent 6554424 (April 2003).

N. Atebara and D. Miller, "Masked intraocular lens and method for treating a patient with cataracts," US patent 4955904 (September 1990).

E. Ben-Eliezer, Z. Zalevsky, E. Marom, N. Konforti and D. Mendlovic, "All optical extended depth of field imaging system," PCT publication WO 03/076984 (September 2003).

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