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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1828–1837

Accurate geometrical optics model for single-lens stereovision system using a prism

Xiaoyu Cui, Kah Bin Lim, Qiyong Guo, and DaoLei Wang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 9, pp. 1828-1837 (2012)

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In this paper, we proposed a new method for analyzing the image formation of a prism. The prism was considered as a single optical system composed of some planes. By analyzing each plane individually and then combining them together, we derived a transformation matrix which can express the relationship between an object point and its image by the refraction of a prism. We also explained how to use this matrix for epipolar geometry and three-dimensional point reconstruction. Our method is based on optical geometry and could be used in a multiocular prism. Experimentation results are presented to prove the accuracy of our method is better than former researchers’ and is comparable with that of the multicamera stereovision system.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)
(150.1135) Machine vision : Algorithms

Original Manuscript: May 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2012
Published: August 9, 2012

Xiaoyu Cui, Kah Bin Lim, Qiyong Guo, and DaoLei Wang, "Accurate geometrical optics model for single-lens stereovision system using a prism," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 1828-1837 (2012)

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