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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3622–3630

Color fringe-projected technique for measuring dynamic objects based on bidimensional empirical mode decomposition

Hai-hua Zou, Xiang Zhou, Hong Zhao, Tao Yang, Hu-bing Du, Fei-fei Gu, and Zi-xin Zhao  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 16, pp. 3622-3630 (2012)

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A triple-frequency color fringe-projected technique is presented to measure dynamic objects. Three fringe patterns with a carrier frequency ratio of 139 are encoded in red, green, and blue channels of a color fringe pattern and projected onto an object’s surface. Bidimensional empirical mode decomposition is used for decoupling the cross talk among color channels and for extracting the fundamental frequency components of the three fringe patterns. The unwrapped phase distribution of the high-frequency fringe is retrieved by a three-step phase unwrapping strategy to recover the object’s height distribution. Owing to its use of only a single snapshot, the technique is suitable for measuring dynamically changing objects with large discontinuity or spatially isolated surfaces.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2830) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Height measurements
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(120.6650) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Surface measurements, figure
(330.1710) Vision, color, and visual optics : Color, measurement

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: January 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2012
Published: June 1, 2012

Hai-hua Zou, Xiang Zhou, Hong Zhao, Tao Yang, Hu-bing Du, Fei-fei Gu, and Zi-xin Zhao, "Color fringe-projected technique for measuring dynamic objects based on bidimensional empirical mode decomposition," Appl. Opt. 51, 3622-3630 (2012)

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