Sensitivity and detectability in Makyoh imaging

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The sensitivity of Makyoh (magic-mirror) imaging is analysed semi-quantitatively using geometrical optical approach. A simple three-scale surface model is introduced for the framework of the analysis. Vision physiological effects on the perceived sensitivity and pattern detectability are discussed. The sensitivity is given as a function of the surface feature's lateral size, height and the instrumental parameters for a given contrast discriminating level. The surface roughness is taken into account through speckle effects. The effect of the finite lateral size of the light source is analysed as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1005-1009
Number of pages5
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2011


  • Geometrical optics
  • Magic-mirror
  • Makyoh
  • Optical metrology
  • Surface topography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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