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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2013
  • pp: 4058–4061

Three-dimensional imaging using continuously self-imaging gratings

Martin Piponnier, Guillaume Druart, Ryoichi Horisaki, Nicolas Guérineau, Jérôme Primot, Laurent Mugnier, and François Goudail  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 20, pp. 4058-4061 (2013)

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In this Letter, we propose a method to perform 3D imaging with a simple and robust imaging system only composed of a continuously self-imaging grating (CSIG) and a matrix detector. With a CSIG, the intensity pattern generated by an object source is periodic and propagation invariant, apart from a dilatation factor that depends on the distance of the object. We demonstrate, theoretically and experimentally, how to exploit this property to analyze a scene in three dimensions. Such an imaging system can be used, for example, for tomographic applications.

OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(110.2970) Imaging systems : Image detection systems
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(070.2025) Fourier optics and signal processing : Discrete optical signal processing
(070.3185) Fourier optics and signal processing : Invariant optical fields

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: July 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 31, 2013
Published: October 7, 2013

Martin Piponnier, Guillaume Druart, Ryoichi Horisaki, Nicolas Guérineau, Jérôme Primot, Laurent Mugnier, and François Goudail, "Three-dimensional imaging using continuously self-imaging gratings," Opt. Lett. 38, 4058-4061 (2013)

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