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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering