Design and demonstration of a far-field imaging system with a one-dimensional form factor

Jordan B. Burch, James R. Leger

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Abstract

We present a far-field imaging system with a one-dimensional form factor based on coupling light into the side of an optical fiber. The point spread function of this thread-like camera is determined analytically and confirmed experimentally. Because the system is one-dimensional, high resolution is available in one spatial dimension. An imaging device is demonstrated with an angular resolution of 100 micro-radians. Diffraction-limited imaging is achieved for aperture lengths as large as 1 cm. An image is formed from a light field produced by a Dammann grating illuminated by a laser.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22899-22907
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Volume24
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 3 2016

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