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A high-resolution lightfield camera with dual-mask design
Author(s): Zhimin Xu; Edmund Y. Lam
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present a new design for lightfield acquisition. In comparison with the conventional lightfield acquisition techniques, the key characteristic of our system is its ability to achieve a higher resolution lightfield given a fixed sensor. In particular, the system architecture employs two attenuation masks respectively positioned at the aperture stop and the optical path of the camera, so that the four-dimensional (4D) lightfield spectrum is encoded and sampled by a two-dimensional (2D) camera sensor in a single snapshot. In post-processing, by exploiting the coherence embedded in a lightfield, we are able to retrieve the desired 4D lightfield of a higher resolution using inverse imaging. We demonstrate the performance of our proposed method with simulations based on the actual lightfield dataset.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8500, Image Reconstruction from Incomplete Data VII, 85000U (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.940766
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Zhimin Xu, The Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)
Edmund Y. Lam, The Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8500:
Image Reconstruction from Incomplete Data VII
Philip J. Bones; Michael A. Fiddy; Rick P. Millane, Editor(s)

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