Split-screen, single-camera, laser-matrix, stereogrammetry instrument for topographical water wave measurements

I. Grant, Y. Zhao, G. H. Smith, J. N. Stewart

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    Abstract

    Measurements of water wave shapes with stereogrammetry methods require the identification of key features from a minimum of two viewpoints to determine surface topography. A technique that produces a matrix of laser beams from a single source through the use of a holographic lenslet array is described. The beams were used to produce a matrix of highlights on the water wave surface. Stereogrammetry techniques were then employed to calculate the surface shape from the matrix of imposed highlight features. A laboratory demonstration of the technique is presented, and a discussion of its extension to field conditions is given. A split-screen viewing system was devised to permit the highlights from different angles to be viewed simultaneously with a single camera. © 1995 Optical Society of America.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3806-3809
    Number of pages4
    JournalApplied Optics
    Volume34
    Issue number19
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1995

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