All imaging system (e.g. microscopes and telescopes)
have an intrinsic resolution limit. In conventional Galilean microscopes this
limit is set by the numerical aperture of the lens. We have developed a means
to overcome this limitation without including additional hardware by collecting
multiple images at various lens positions perpendicular to the optic axis then
iteratively stitch them together to form a synthesised high resolution image. This
technique is termed lens translation
The stitching procedure involves employing an
algorithm that requires thousands of iterations to reach the desired final
image. This method turns out to be very computationally costly and a does not
warrant an exact solution as it is largely dependent of the initial guess of
the sample. The aim of this project is to take on the challenging task of
bypassing the iterative process and develop a fully deterministic method that
does not require any initial guess and guarantees an exact final solution.
The project would suit a student with an interest in wave
optics, mathematics and computer programming.