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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Jan. 28, 2013
  • pp: 1726–1740

Multiple-plane particle image velocimetry using a light-field camera

Christoph Skupsch and Christoph Brücker  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 1726-1740 (2013)

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Planar velocity fields in flows are determined simultaneously on parallel measurement planes by means of an in-house manufactured light-field camera. The planes are defined by illuminating light sheets with constant spacing. Particle positions are reconstructed from a single 2D recording taken by a CMOS-camera equipped with a high-quality doublet lens array. The fast refocusing algorithm is based on synthetic-aperture particle image velocimetry (SAPIV). The reconstruction quality is tested via ray-tracing of synthetically generated particle fields. The introduced single-camera SAPIV is applied to a convective flow within a measurement volume of 30 x 30 x 50 mm3.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(280.7250) Remote sensing and sensors : Velocimetry

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 9, 2013
Published: January 16, 2013

Christoph Skupsch and Christoph Brücker, "Multiple-plane particle image velocimetry using a light-field camera," Opt. Express 21, 1726-1740 (2013)

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