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Miniaturized laser illumination module for 3D areal mapper
Author(s): Edwin S. Gaynor; W. Paul Blase; Kim G. Woodward
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Paper Abstract

We report progress towards a miniaturized laser illumination module (LIM) for illuminating objects with structured light for 3D imaging purposes. The module, when combined with an off-axis camera and a PC, will image volumes in near-real- time at a range-dependent resolution using 256 X 256 resolution elements. The miniaturized LIM comprises a red laser diode source, a hologram, a spatial light modulator and a projection lens.We present optical and electronic design features of the device in terms of constraints on size and manufacturability. The miniature LIM can be applied to diverse 3D imaging problems to include industrial reverse engineering and inspection and medical diagnostics and prosthetics design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 January 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3201, Sensors and Controls for Advanced Manufacturing, (2 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.298005
Show Author Affiliations
Edwin S. Gaynor, DCS Corp. (United States)
W. Paul Blase, DCS Corp. (United States)
Kim G. Woodward, DCS Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3201:
Sensors and Controls for Advanced Manufacturing
Bartholomew O. Nnaji; Anbo Wang, Editor(s)

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