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Real-time three-dimensional infrared imaging using fringe projection prof ilometry
Chao Zuo1;2;3, Qian Chen1;3, Shijie Feng1, Guohua Gu1, Anand Asundi2
1 Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Spectral Imaging &
Intelligence Sense, [Nanjing University of Science and Technology], Nanjing 210094, China
2 Centre for Optical and Laser Engineering, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, [Nanyang Technological University], Singapore 639798, Singapore
3 Key Laboratory of Photoelectronic Imaging Technology and System, Ministry of Education of China, [Beijing Institute of Technology], Beijing 100081, China

Chin. Opt. Lett., 2013, 11(s2): pp.S21101

Topic:Imaging systems
Keywords(OCIS Code): 110.0110  110.3080  110.6880  

Infrared thermography determines the surface temperature of an object or human body. It is a promising imaging technology for medical and biological observations due to its contactless and completely noninvasive properties. However, traditional two-dimensional (2D) infrared thermography cannot retain the spatial information, and thus provides only qualitative diagnosis information. A novel real-time three-dimensional (3D) infrared imaging system which takes full advantages of high-speed, high-quality, high-sensitivity, and low-cost in 3D thermograph is presented. We demonstrate the real-time 3D thermal imaging at the speed of 24 frames per second (fps), with resolution of 640 \times 480 points. Experimental results demonstrate quantitatively measurement of temperature distribution of 3D surfaces in real-time is realized with this system.

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Posted online:2013/7/30

Get Citation: Chao Zuo, Qian Chen, Shijie Feng, Guohua Gu, Anand Asundi, "Real-time three-dimensional infrared imaging using fringe projection prof ilometry," Chin. Opt. Lett. 11(s2), S21101(2013)

Note: This work was supported by the Research Fund for the Doctoral Program of Ministry of Education of China (No. 20123219110016) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61271332), and the Research and Innovation Plan for Graduate Students of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions, China (No. CXZZ11 0237). Chao Zuo gratefully acknowledges the financial support from China Scholarship Council (No. 201206840009).


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