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3D goes digital: from stereoscopy to modern 3D imaging techniques
Author(s): N. Kerwien
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Paper Abstract

In the 19th century, English physicist Charles Wheatstone discovered stereopsis, the basis for 3D perception. His construction of the first stereoscope established the foundation for stereoscopic 3D imaging. Since then, many optical instruments were influenced by these basic ideas. In recent decades, the advent of digital technologies revolutionized 3D imaging. Powerful readily available sensors and displays combined with efficient pre- or post-processing enable new methods for 3D imaging and applications. This paper draws an arc from basic concepts of 3D imaging to modern digital implementations, highlighting instructive examples from its 175 years of history.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 2014
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9272, Optical Design and Testing VI, 927209 (5 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2073658
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N. Kerwien, Carl Zeiss AG (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9272:
Optical Design and Testing VI
Yongtian Wang; Chunlei Du; José Sasián; Kimio Tatsuno, Editor(s)

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