Abstract

In our development of multiscale, gigapixel camera architectures, there is a need for an accurate three-dimensional position alignment of large monocentric lenses relative to hemispherical dome structures. In this work we describe a method for estimating the position of the objective lens in our AWARE-10 four-gigapixel camera using the retro-reflected signal of a custom-designed auto-stigmatic microscope. We show that although the physical constraints of the system limit the numerical aperture of the microscope probe beam to around 0.016, which results in poor sensitivity in the axial direction, the lateral sensitivity is more than sufficient to verify that the position of the objective is within optical tolerances.

© 2013 OSA

PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. D. J. Brady and N. Hagen, “Multiscale lens design,” Opt. Express17(13), 10659–10674 (2009).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. E. J. Tremblay, D. L. Marks, D. J. Brady, and J. E. Ford, “Design and scaling of monocentric multiscale imagers,” Appl. Opt.51(20), 4691–4702 (2012).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. D. L. Marks and D. J. Brady, “Gigagon: a monocentric lens design imaging 40 gigapixels,” in Imaging Systems (IS), (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper ITuC2.
  4. D. J. Brady, M. E. Gehm, R. A. Stack, D. L. Marks, D. S. Kittle, D. R. Golish, E. M. Vera, and S. D. Feller, “Multiscale gigapixel photography,” Nature486(7403), 386–389 (2012).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. H. S. Son, A. Johnson, R. A. Stack, J. M. Shaw, P. McLaughlin, D. L. Marks, D. J. Brady, and J. Kim, “Optomechanical design of multiscale gigapixel digital camera,” Appl. Opt.52(8), 1541–1549 (2013).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. R. E. Parks and W. P. Kuhn, “Optical alignment using the Point Source Microscope,” Proc. SPIE5877, 58770B, 58770B-15 (2005).
    [CrossRef]
  7. P. R. Yoder, Mounting Optics in Optical Instruments, 2nd ed. (SPIE, 2008), Chap. 12.
  8. W. H. Steel, “The autostigmatic microscope,” Opt. Lasers Eng.4(4), 217–227 (1983).
    [CrossRef]
  9. E. Hecht, Optics, 4th ed. (Addison-Wesley, Reading, Mass., 2002), Chap. 6.2.1.

2013 (1)

2012 (2)

D. J. Brady, M. E. Gehm, R. A. Stack, D. L. Marks, D. S. Kittle, D. R. Golish, E. M. Vera, and S. D. Feller, “Multiscale gigapixel photography,” Nature486(7403), 386–389 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. J. Tremblay, D. L. Marks, D. J. Brady, and J. E. Ford, “Design and scaling of monocentric multiscale imagers,” Appl. Opt.51(20), 4691–4702 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (1)

2005 (1)

R. E. Parks and W. P. Kuhn, “Optical alignment using the Point Source Microscope,” Proc. SPIE5877, 58770B, 58770B-15 (2005).
[CrossRef]

1983 (1)

W. H. Steel, “The autostigmatic microscope,” Opt. Lasers Eng.4(4), 217–227 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Brady, D. J.

Feller, S. D.

D. J. Brady, M. E. Gehm, R. A. Stack, D. L. Marks, D. S. Kittle, D. R. Golish, E. M. Vera, and S. D. Feller, “Multiscale gigapixel photography,” Nature486(7403), 386–389 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ford, J. E.

Gehm, M. E.

D. J. Brady, M. E. Gehm, R. A. Stack, D. L. Marks, D. S. Kittle, D. R. Golish, E. M. Vera, and S. D. Feller, “Multiscale gigapixel photography,” Nature486(7403), 386–389 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Golish, D. R.

D. J. Brady, M. E. Gehm, R. A. Stack, D. L. Marks, D. S. Kittle, D. R. Golish, E. M. Vera, and S. D. Feller, “Multiscale gigapixel photography,” Nature486(7403), 386–389 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hagen, N.

Johnson, A.

Kim, J.

Kittle, D. S.

D. J. Brady, M. E. Gehm, R. A. Stack, D. L. Marks, D. S. Kittle, D. R. Golish, E. M. Vera, and S. D. Feller, “Multiscale gigapixel photography,” Nature486(7403), 386–389 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kuhn, W. P.

R. E. Parks and W. P. Kuhn, “Optical alignment using the Point Source Microscope,” Proc. SPIE5877, 58770B, 58770B-15 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Marks, D. L.

McLaughlin, P.

Parks, R. E.

R. E. Parks and W. P. Kuhn, “Optical alignment using the Point Source Microscope,” Proc. SPIE5877, 58770B, 58770B-15 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Shaw, J. M.

Son, H. S.

Stack, R. A.

H. S. Son, A. Johnson, R. A. Stack, J. M. Shaw, P. McLaughlin, D. L. Marks, D. J. Brady, and J. Kim, “Optomechanical design of multiscale gigapixel digital camera,” Appl. Opt.52(8), 1541–1549 (2013).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. J. Brady, M. E. Gehm, R. A. Stack, D. L. Marks, D. S. Kittle, D. R. Golish, E. M. Vera, and S. D. Feller, “Multiscale gigapixel photography,” Nature486(7403), 386–389 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Steel, W. H.

W. H. Steel, “The autostigmatic microscope,” Opt. Lasers Eng.4(4), 217–227 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Tremblay, E. J.

Vera, E. M.

D. J. Brady, M. E. Gehm, R. A. Stack, D. L. Marks, D. S. Kittle, D. R. Golish, E. M. Vera, and S. D. Feller, “Multiscale gigapixel photography,” Nature486(7403), 386–389 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Opt. (2)

Nature (1)

D. J. Brady, M. E. Gehm, R. A. Stack, D. L. Marks, D. S. Kittle, D. R. Golish, E. M. Vera, and S. D. Feller, “Multiscale gigapixel photography,” Nature486(7403), 386–389 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lasers Eng. (1)

W. H. Steel, “The autostigmatic microscope,” Opt. Lasers Eng.4(4), 217–227 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

R. E. Parks and W. P. Kuhn, “Optical alignment using the Point Source Microscope,” Proc. SPIE5877, 58770B, 58770B-15 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

P. R. Yoder, Mounting Optics in Optical Instruments, 2nd ed. (SPIE, 2008), Chap. 12.

E. Hecht, Optics, 4th ed. (Addison-Wesley, Reading, Mass., 2002), Chap. 6.2.1.

D. L. Marks and D. J. Brady, “Gigagon: a monocentric lens design imaging 40 gigapixels,” in Imaging Systems (IS), (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper ITuC2.

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Metrics