Field of view in monocentric multiscale cameras.

TitleField of view in monocentric multiscale cameras.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsW Pang, and DJ Brady
JournalApplied Optics
Start Page6999
Pagination6999 - 7005
Date Published08/2018

Conventionally, the field of view of a camera is understood as the angular extent of a convex circular or rectangular region. Parallel camera architectures with computational image stitching, however, allow implementation of a field of view with an arbitrary shape. Monocentric multiscale lenses further allow the implementation of an arbitrary field of view in camera volumes comparable to conventional single-lens systems. In contrast with conventional wide-field-of-view systems, multiscale design can also achieve nearly uniform resolution across the entire field of view. This paper presents several design studies obtaining unconventional fields of view using this approach.

Short TitleApplied Optics