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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3549–3551

Arbitrary real-time three-dimensional corporal object sensing and reconstruction scheme

R. S. Bhamber, T. Allsop, G. Lloyd, D. J. Webb, and J. D. Ania-Castanon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3549-3551 (2012)

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A real-time three-dimensional (3D) object sensing and reconstruction scheme is presented that can be applied on any arbitrary corporeal shape. Operation is demonstrated on several calibrated objects. The system uses curvature sensors based upon in-line fiber Bragg gratings encapsulated in a low-temperature curing synthetic silicone. New methods to quantitatively evaluate the performance of a 3D object-sensing scheme are developed and appraised. It is shown that the sensing scheme yields a volumetric error of 1% to 9%, depending on the object.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sensors
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: May 9, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2012
Published: August 22, 2012

R. S. Bhamber, T. Allsop, G. Lloyd, D. J. Webb, and J. D. Ania-Castanon, "Arbitrary real-time three-dimensional corporal object sensing and reconstruction scheme," Opt. Lett. 37, 3549-3551 (2012)

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