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Extended depth of field in an intrinsically wavefront-encoded biometric iris camera
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Paper Abstract

This work describes a design process which greatly increases the depth of field of a simple three-element lens system intended for biometric iris recognition. The system is optimized to produce a point spread function which is insensitive to defocus, so that recorded images may be deconvolved without knowledge of the exact object distance. This is essentially a variation on the technique of wavefront encoding, however the desired encoding effect is achieved by aberrations intrinsic to the lens system itself, without the need for a pupil phase mask.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9293, International Optical Design Conference 2014, 92931W (17 December 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2073312
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Matthew D. Bergkoetter, The Institute of Optics, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Julie L. Bentley, The Institute of Optics, Univ. of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9293:
International Optical Design Conference 2014
Mariana Figueiro; Scott Lerner; Julius Muschaweck; John Rogers, Editor(s)

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