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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 11457–11468

Scanning from heating: 3D shape estimation of transparent objects from local surface heating

Gonen Eren, Olivier Aubreton, Fabrice Meriaudeau, L.A. Sanchez Secades, David Fofi, A. Teoman Naskali, Frederic Truchetet, and Aytul Ercil  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 11457-11468 (2009)

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Today, with quality becoming increasingly important, each product requires three-dimensional in-line quality control. On the other hand, the 3D reconstruction of transparent objects is a very difficult problem in computer vision due to transparency and specularity of the surface. This paper proposes a new method, called Scanning From Heating (SFH), to determine the surface shape of transparent objects using laser surface heating and thermal imaging. Furthermore, the application to transparent glass is discussed and results on different surface shapes are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(140.3470) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, carbon dioxide
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(330.7310) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: February 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2009
Published: June 24, 2009

Gonen Eren, Olivier Aubreton, Fabrice Meriaudeau, L.A. Sanchez Secades, David Fofi, A. Teoman Naskali, Frederic Truchetet, and Aytul Ercil, "Scanning from heating: 3D shape estimation of transparent objects from local surface heating," Opt. Express 17, 11457-11468 (2009)

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