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Multispectral integral imaging acquisition and processing using a monochrome camera and a liquid crystal tunable filter

Pedro Latorre-Carmona, Emilio Sánchez-Ortiga, Xiao Xiao, Filiberto Pla, Manuel Martínez-Corral, Héctor Navarro, Genaro Saavedra, and Bahram Javidi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 23, pp. 25960-25969 (2012)

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This paper presents an acquisition system and a procedure to capture 3D scenes in different spectral bands. The acquisition system is formed by a monochrome camera, and a Liquid Crystal Tunable Filter (LCTF) that allows to acquire images at different spectral bands in the [480, 680]nm wavelength interval. The Synthetic Aperture Integral Imaging acquisition technique is used to obtain the elemental images for each wavelength. These elemental images are used to computationally obtain the reconstruction planes of the 3D scene at different depth planes. The 3D profile of the acquired scene is also obtained using a minimization of the variance of the contribution of the elemental images at each image pixel. Experimental results show the viability to recover the 3D multispectral information of the scene. Integration of 3D and multispectral information could have important benefits in different areas, including skin cancer detection, remote sensing and pattern recognition, among others.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(150.6910) Machine vision : Three-dimensional sensing
(110.4234) Imaging systems : Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: September 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 24, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 25, 2012
Published: November 2, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
November 30, 2012 Spotlight on Optics

Pedro Latorre-Carmona, Emilio Sánchez-Ortiga, Xiao Xiao, Filiberto Pla, Manuel Martínez-Corral, Héctor Navarro, Genaro Saavedra, and Bahram Javidi, "Multispectral integral imaging acquisition and processing using a monochrome camera and a liquid crystal tunable filter," Opt. Express 20, 25960-25969 (2012)

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