Title

Analysis and design of wide-angle foveated optical systems based on transmissive liquid crystal spatial light modulators

Authors

Authors

G. Curatu;J. E. Harvey

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Eng.

Keywords

foveated imaging; aberration correction; adaptive optics; wide-angle; lenses; liquid crystal spatial light modulators (SLMs); IMAGING-SYSTEM; SENSOR; Optics

Abstract

Optical foveated imaging using liquid crystal (LC) spatial light modulators (SLMs) has received considerable attention in recent years as a potential approach to reducing size and complexity in fast wideangle lenses. We cover a theoretical study quantifying the diffraction efficiency and image quality of foveated optical systems (FOSs) based on transmissive LC SLMs. A practical design example of a fast wideangle FOS based on the current transmissive LC SLM technology is proposed. (C) 2009 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. [DOI: 10.1117/1.3122006]

Journal Title

Optical Engineering

Volume

48

Issue/Number

4

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

11

WOS Identifier

WOS:000265642200002

ISSN

0091-3286

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