We propose to use optical multichannel correlation in various chromatic systems to obtain a setup for recognition of polychromatic three-dimensional (3-D) objects based on Fourier-transform profilometry. Because red-green-blue color components are not able to split the luminance information of objects in a defined component, when the 3-D objects are brighter than the reference objects the correlation result gives false alarms. We demonstrate that it is possible to use different color spaces that can split luminance from chromatic information to yield adequate recognition of polychromatic 3-D objects. We show experimental results that prove the utility of the proposed method.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 16, 2003
Revised Manuscript: July 23, 2003
Published: January 10, 2004
José J. Esteve-Taboada, Nicolas Palmer, Jean-Christophe Giannessini, Javier García, and Carlos Ferreira, "Recognition of polychromatic three-dimensional objects," Appl. Opt. 43, 433-441 (2004)