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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 16 — Aug. 11, 2014
  • pp: 19348–19356

Advanced hyperspectral video imaging system using Amici prism

Jiao Feng, Xiaojing Fang, Xun Cao, Chenguang Ma, Qionghai Dai, Hongbo Zhu, and Yongjin Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 16, pp. 19348-19356 (2014)

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In this paper, we propose an advanced hyperspectral video imaging system (AHVIS), which consists of an objective lens, an occlusion mask, a relay lens, an Amici prism and two cameras. An RGB camera is used for spatial reading and a gray scale camera is used for measuring the scene with spectral information. The objective lens collects more light energy from the observed scene and images the scene on an occlusion mask, which subsamples the image of the observed scene. Then, the subsampled image is sent to the gray scale camera through the relay lens and the Amici prism. The Amici prism that is used to realize spectral dispersion along the optical path reduces optical distortions and offers direct view of the scene. The main advantages of the proposed system are improved light throughput and less optical distortion. Furthermore, the presented configuration is more compact, robust and practicable.

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OCIS Codes
(150.0155) Machine vision : Machine vision optics
(110.4234) Imaging systems : Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: June 4, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 20, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 26, 2014
Published: August 4, 2014

Jiao Feng, Xiaojing Fang, Xun Cao, Chenguang Ma, Qionghai Dai, Hongbo Zhu, and Yongjin Wang, "Advanced hyperspectral video imaging system using Amici prism," Opt. Express 22, 19348-19356 (2014)

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