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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 6085–6096

Design of panoramic stereo imaging with single optical system

Zhi Huang, Jian Bai, and Xi Yun Hou  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 6085-6096 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.006085


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Abstract

A novel panoramic stereo imaging system with double panoramic annular lenses (PAL) is introduced in this paper. The proposed system consists of two coaxial PAL units and images on one sensor. The imaging rings are concentric. The object position can be calculated by triangulation. The novelty of this system is that the central blind zone of one PAL unit is partly used by the other as an image zone. The stereo field of view is 60°~105° × 360°. The depth extracting resolution is about 500mm at 1line/cm. The F# of the system is about 3, facilitating the system to be applied in low illumination environment. A design is presented and the depth extracting precision is analyzed.

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OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(120.4570) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical design of instruments
(220.3620) Optical design and fabrication : Lens system design

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: December 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2012
Published: February 29, 2012

Citation
Zhi Huang, Jian Bai, and Xi Yun Hou, "Design of panoramic stereo imaging with single optical system," Opt. Express 20, 6085-6096 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-6-6085


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