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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1739–1745

Depth resolution and displayable depth of a scene in three-dimensional images

Jung-Young Son, Vladimir Ivanovich Bobrinev, and Kyung-Tae Kim  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 1739-1745 (2005)

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The depth resolution and the recordable object depth range, obtainable with parallel, toed-in and sliding aperture camera configurations for multiview image acquisition in the three-dimensional imaging systems, are found by assuming that the camera lens resolution is diffraction limited and the resolution of the recorded image is limited by a pixel pitch of the imaging sensor. The depth resolution for the holographic image is calculated and compared with that of the multiview images for the same parameter values. The influence of the viewer’s eye resolution limit on the depth resolution of the multiview images and hologram is also found.

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OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition

Original Manuscript: September 20, 2004
Revised Manuscript: March 17, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 2005
Published: September 1, 2005

Jung-Young Son, Kyung-Tae Kim, and Vladimir Ivanovich Bobrinev, "Depth resolution and displayable depth of a scene in three-dimensional images," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 1739-1745 (2005)

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