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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 364–366

Four-dimensional flash trajectory imaging using time-delay-modulated range-gated viewing

Wang Xinwei, Zhou Yan, Fan Songtao, He Jun, and Liu Yuliang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 3, pp. 364-366 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000364


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Abstract

We present a four-dimensional flash trajectory imaging method to image object trajectories over time in three- dimensional space. In the method, time-delay-modulated range-gated viewing with multiple exposures is presented so that the time evolution of object trajectories free from background interference is directly given without complicated image processing and the motion parameters of objects can be estimated. The method is demonstrated by a ball oscillating as a pendulum.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

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

History
Original Manuscript: August 26, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 25, 2010
Published: January 27, 2011

Citation
Wang Xinwei, Zhou Yan, Fan Songtao, He Jun, and Liu Yuliang, "Four-dimensional flash trajectory imaging using time-delay-modulated range-gated viewing," Opt. Lett. 36, 364-366 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-3-364

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