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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 4 — May. 22, 2013

Simultaneous multiple view high resolution surface geometry acquisition using structured light and mirrors

Hector R.A. Basevi, James A. Guggenheim, Hamid Dehghani, and Iain B. Styles  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 7222-7239 (2013)

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Knowledge of the surface geometry of an imaging subject is important in many applications. This information can be obtained via a number of different techniques, including time of flight imaging, photogrammetry, and fringe projection profilometry. Existing systems may have restrictions on instrument geometry, require expensive optics, or require moving parts in order to image the full surface of the subject. An inexpensive generalised fringe projection profilometry system is proposed that can account for arbitrarily placed components and use mirrors to expand the field of view. It simultaneously acquires multiple views of an imaging subject, producing a cloud of points that lie on its surface, which can then be processed to form a three dimensional model. A prototype of this system was integrated into an existing Diffuse Optical Tomography and Bioluminescence Tomography small animal imaging system and used to image objects including a mouse-shaped plastic phantom, a mouse cadaver, and a coin. A surface mesh generated from surface capture data of the mouse-shaped plastic phantom was compared with ideal surface points provided by the phantom manufacturer, and 50% of points were found to lie within 0.1mm of the surface mesh, 82% of points were found to lie within 0.2mm of the surface mesh, and 96% of points were found to lie within 0.4mm of the surface mesh.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2830) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Height measurements
(120.6650) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Surface measurements, figure
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: December 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2013
Published: March 14, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Hector R.A. Basevi, James A. Guggenheim, Hamid Dehghani, and Iain B. Styles, "Simultaneous multiple view high resolution surface geometry acquisition using structured light and mirrors," Opt. Express 21, 7222-7239 (2013)

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