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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1257–1259

Simple, flexible calibration of phase calculation-based three-dimensional imaging system

Zonghua Zhang, Haiyan Ma, Tong Guo, Sixiang Zhang, and Jinping Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 7, pp. 1257-1259 (2011)

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One important step of phase-based three-dimensional imaging system is calibration, which defines the relationship between phase and depth data. Existing calibration methods are complicated and hard to carry out because of using a translation stage or gauge block in a laboratory environment. This Letter introduces a new simple, flexible calibration method by using a checkerboard and a white plate having discrete markers with known separation. The checkerboard determines the internal parameters of a CCD camera. The plate gives phase and depth data of each pixel to establish their relationship. Experimental results and performance evaluation show that the proposed calibration method can reliably build up the accurate relationship between phase map and depth data in a simple, flexible way.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(120.2830) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Height measurements
(150.6910) Machine vision : Three-dimensional sensing
(150.1488) Machine vision : Calibration

ToC Category:
Machine Vision

Original Manuscript: February 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2011
Published: March 30, 2011

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Zonghua Zhang, Haiyan Ma, Tong Guo, Sixiang Zhang, and Jinping Chen, "Simple, flexible calibration of phase calculation-based three-dimensional imaging system," Opt. Lett. 36, 1257-1259 (2011)

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