Three-dimensional image sensing and reconstruction with time-division multiplexed computational integral imaging

Appl Opt. 2003 Dec 10;42(35):7036-42. doi: 10.1364/ao.42.007036.


A method to compute high-resolution three-dimensional images based on integral imaging is presented. A sequence of integral images (IIs) is captured by means of time-division multiplexing with a moving lenslet array technique. For the acquisition of each II, the location of the lenslet array is shifted periodically within the lenslet pitch in a plane perpendicular to the optical axis. The II sequence obtained by the detector array is processed digitally with superresolution reconstruction algorithms to obtain a reconstructed image, appropriate to a viewing direction, which has a spatial resolution beyond the optical limitation.