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Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2006
  • pp: 800–805

Compact laser radar and three-dimensional camera

Antonio Medina, Francisco Gayá, and Francisco del Pozo  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 800-805 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.23.000800


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Abstract

A novel three-dimensional (3D) camera is capable of providing high-precision 3D images in real time. The camera uses a diode laser to illuminate the scene, a shuttered solid-state charge-coupled device (CCD) sensor, and a simple phase detection technique based on the sensor shutter. The amplitude of the reflected signal carries the luminance information, while the phase of the signal carries range information. The system output is coded as a video signal. This camera offers significant advantages over existing technology. The precision in range is dependent only on phase shift and laser power and theoretically is far superior to existing time-of-flight laser radar systems. Other advantages are reduced size and simplicity and compact and inexpensive construction. We built a prototype that produced high-resolution images in range the ( z ) and x y .

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OCIS Codes
(040.0040) Detectors : Detectors
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(150.0150) Machine vision : Machine vision
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: April 14, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 5, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 2005

Citation
Antonio Medina, Francisco Gayá, and Francisco del Pozo, "Compact laser radar and three-dimensional camera," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 800-805 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-23-4-800

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