Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 3 (2008)

Analysis and optimization of the stereo-system with a four-mirror adapter

R. Wang, X. Li, Y. Zhang


Stereo imaging is becoming an important diagnostic tool in many practical applications throughout the industries. In the diagnostic procedure two views are used to provide in-depth information of the observing object. The conventional two-synchronized-camera systems, used in most applications, pose difficulty to people new to the applications, especially when off-the-shelf cameras have to be used. In this article, several commonly used single camera stereo systems are reviewed and studied. The stereo system with a four-mirror adapter in particular is analyzed, whereafter an improvement is made to achieve the maximum field of view (FOV) of the stereo system with the four-mirror adapter.

© The Authors. All rights reserved. [DOI: 10.2971/jeos.2008.08033]

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