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Image processing of real-world three-dimensional objects sensed with digital holography
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Paper Abstract

Holography allows one to record the amplitude and phase of a wavefront reflected from a three-dimensional (3D) object, and in principle has advantages for non-contact metrology applications. With digital holography, we use a digital camera instead of a holographic plate and reconstruct either numerically through simulated propagation or optically using a spatial light modulator. Digital holograms are in a convenient form for numerical processing and digital transmission, and recently digital cameras with sucient dynamic range and numbers of pixels have become available. This has raised interesting problems as to how the 3D data within digital holograms can be exploited and analysed. We present novel image processing techniques for the recording of wide-angle digital holograms and, for the purpose of object segmentation, the extraction of object surface profile information from such digital holograms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 June 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7022, Advanced Laser Technologies 2007, 70220E (5 June 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.803920
Show Author Affiliations
Conor P. McElhinney, National Univ. of Ireland, Maynooth (Ireland)
Bryan M. Hennelly, National Univ. of Ireland, Maynooth (Ireland)
Thomas J. Naughton, National Univ. of Ireland, Maynooth (Ireland)
Univ. of Oulu (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7022:
Advanced Laser Technologies 2007
Ivan Alexandrov Shcherbakov; Risto Myllylä; Alexander V. Priezzhev; Matti Kinnunen; Vladimir I. Pustovoy; Mikhail Yu. Kirillin; Alexey P. Popov, Editor(s)

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