Optical design for enhanced prism type fingerprint scanner image contrast with asymmetrical aspheric lens

Hsiao Fang Lin, Huang Tzung Jan, Chi Feng Chen, Han Chung Hsu

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Abstract

The design of optical prism fingerprint scanner with aspheric lens is researched. We propose a modified structure for optical prism fingerprint scanner, which has an asymmetrical aspheric lens on the output plane. It is numerically shown under elliptic valley similar fingerprint model that the optical image qualities of such a scanner are better than the scanner with symmetrical aspheric lens. When the fingerprint range is 15 mm, the results show that the minimum image contrast is 0.49 for an optical prism with asymmetrical aspheric lens, much better than a symmetrical aspheric lens with 0.20. The relative illumination variation is from 0.62 to 1.00 for optical prism with asymmetrical aspheric lens, and for the symmetrical aspheric lens it is 0.35 to 1.00. We conclude that an optical prism with asymmetrical aspheric lens is better than an optical prism with symmetrical aspheric lens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2250-2253
Number of pages4
JournalOptik
Volume121
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010

Keywords

  • Asymmetrical aspheric lens
  • Prism type fingerprint scanner
  • Symmetrical aspheric lens

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