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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 8474–8482

Panoramic stereo photography based on single-lens with a double-symmetric prism

Chien-Yue Chen, Qing-Long Deng, Wen-Shing Sun, Qiao-Yao Cheng, Bor-Shyh Lin, and Ching-Lung Su  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 8474-8482 (2013)

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Different from traditional panorama stereo acquisition technique shooting with numerous cameras, this study equips a double-symmetric prism in front of a single-lens camera to acquire images from four different angles of view, and the images acquired from the cameras every 20 degrees complete a pair of panorama stereo images with vertical angle of view ( ± 16 degrees) by image-based rendering. The panorama stereo acquisition technique reduces the number of cameras by three-fourth, and the acquired images contain vertical angles of view. Moreover, the image resolution is enhanced several times of the resolution of integral photography without moiré effect.

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OCIS Codes
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: February 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 23, 2013
Published: March 29, 2013

Chien-Yue Chen, Qing-Long Deng, Wen-Shing Sun, Qiao-Yao Cheng, Bor-Shyh Lin, and Ching-Lung Su, "Panoramic stereo photography based on single-lens with a double-symmetric prism," Opt. Express 21, 8474-8482 (2013)

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