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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2009
  • pp: H105–H112

Extending the depth of focus for enhanced three-dimensional imaging and profilometry: an overview

Alex Zlotnik, Shai Ben-Yaish, and Zeev Zalevsky  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 34, pp. H105-H112 (2009)

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We overview the benefits that extended depth of focus technology may provide for three-dimensional imaging and profilometry. The approaches for which the extended depth of focus benefits are being examined include stereoscopy, light coherence, pattern projection, scanning line, speckles projection, and projection of axially varied shapes.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(110.2945) Imaging systems : Illumination design

Original Manuscript: July 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2009
Published: October 9, 2009

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Alex Zlotnik, Shai Ben-Yaish, and Zeev Zalevsky, "Extending the depth of focus for enhanced three-dimensional imaging and profilometry: an overview," Appl. Opt. 48, H105-H112 (2009)

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