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Design framework for a spectral mask for a plenoptic camera
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Paper Abstract

Plenoptic cameras are designed to capture different combinations of light rays from a scene, sampling its lightfield. Such camera designs capturing directional ray information enable applications such as digital refocusing, rotation, or depth estimation. Only few address capturing spectral information of the scene. It has been demonstrated that by modifying a plenoptic camera with a filter array containing different spectral filters inserted in the pupil plane of the main lens, sampling of the spectral dimension of the plenoptic function is performed. As a result, the plenoptic camera is turned into a single-snapshot multispectral imaging system that trades-off spatial with spectral information captured with a single sensor. Little work has been performed so far on analyzing diffraction effects and aberrations of the optical system on the performance of the spectral imager. In this paper we demonstrate simulation of a spectrally-coded plenoptic camera optical system via wave propagation analysis, evaluate quality of the spectral measurements captured at the detector plane, and demonstrate opportunities for optimization of the spectral mask for a few sample applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 January 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8299, Digital Photography VIII, 82990A (24 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.910335
Show Author Affiliations
Kathrin Berkner, Ricoh Innovations, Inc. (United States)
Sapna A. Shroff, Ricoh Innovations, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8299:
Digital Photography VIII
Sebastiano Battiato; Brian G. Rodricks; Nitin Sampat; Francisco H. Imai; Feng Xiao, Editor(s)

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