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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1074–1082

Single-lens stereovision system using a prism: position estimation of a multi-ocular prism

Xiaoyu Cui, Kah Bin Lim, Yue Zhao, and Wei Loon Kee  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 5, pp. 1074-1082 (2014)

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In this paper, a position estimation method using a prism-based single-lens stereovision system is proposed. A multifaced prism was considered as a single optical system composed of few refractive planes. A transformation matrix which relates the coordinates of an object point to its coordinates on the image plane through the refraction of the prism was derived based on geometrical optics. A mathematical model which is able to denote the position of an arbitrary faces prism with only seven parameters is introduced. This model further extends the application of the single-lens stereovision system using a prism to other areas. Experimentation results are presented to prove the effectiveness and robustness of our proposed model.

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OCIS Codes
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues

ToC Category:
Geometric Optics

Original Manuscript: January 6, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2014
Published: April 21, 2014

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Xiaoyu Cui, Kah Bin Lim, Yue Zhao, and Wei Loon Kee, "Single-lens stereovision system using a prism: position estimation of a multi-ocular prism," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 1074-1082 (2014)

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