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Simulating optical system performance with three-dimensional scenes
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Paper Abstract

Simulated images provide insight into optical system performance. If the Point Spread Function (PSF) is assumed spatially invariant, then the simulated image is the convolution of the PSF with the object scene. If the PSF varies across the field, multiple field points are sampled and interpolated to give the PSF. Simulated images are then assembled from the individual PSFs. These techniques assume a 2D planar object. We extend the image simulations to 3D scenes. The PSF now depends on the field point location and distance in object space. We investigate 3D scene simulation and examine approximations that reduce computation time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 September 2015
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9579, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XVIII, 95790F (3 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2188414
Show Author Affiliations
William J. Duncan, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Jim Schwiegerling, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9579:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XVIII
G. Groot Gregory; Arthur J. Davis; Cornelius F. Hahlweg, Editor(s)

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