Aberration Invariant Imaging

Aberration-invariant optical systems are combined optical/digital systems that produce near diffraction-limited images that are not affected by unknown or unmeasured lens aberrations. The unknown aberrations could be due to deterministic design errors, such as spherical aberration, while the unmeasured errors, such as chromatic aberration, could be due to low-cost fabrication procedures or large swings in ambient operating temperature. The benefit of aberration-invariant optical systems is that low-cost, low-quality opitcal systems can be modified through the addition of a special-purpose phase mask to image as a high-cost, high-quality system.

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- Extended Depth of Field Optical/Digital Incoherent Optical Systems

- Extended Depth of Field Through Wavefront Coding

- An Information Theory Approach to Incoherent Information Processing Systems

- Control of Chromatic Focal Shift Through Wavefront Coding

- Optical/Digital Aberration Control in Incoherent Optical Systems

- 3-D Color Extended Depth of Field

- Achromatic Systems

- Extended Depth of Field Color Macro Imaging

- Wavefront Phase Maps

- First-Generation Cubic Phase Mask

- Aberration-Invariant Imaging - Spherical Aberration

- Aberration Invariant Imaging - Field Curvature

- Ambiguity-Function Representation of Aberration-Invariant Systems

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