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Optical Engineering

Laser ranging: a critical review of unusual techniques for distance measurement
Author(s): Markus-Christian Amann; Thierry M. Bosch; Marc Lescure; Risto A. Myllylae; Marc Rioux
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Paper Abstract

We review some usual laser range finding techniques for industrial applications. After outlining the basic principles of triangulation and time of flight [pulsed, phase-shift and frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW)], we discuss their respective fundamental limitations. Selected examples of traditional and new applications are also briefly presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 40(1) doi: 10.1117/1.1330700
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 40, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Markus-Christian Amann, Univ. GhK-Kassel (Germany)
Thierry M. Bosch, ENSEEIHT-LEN7 (France)
Marc Lescure, ENSEEIHT (France)
Risto A. Myllylae, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
Marc Rioux, National Research Council Canada (Canada)


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