Color full stokes polarization fringe projection 3D imaging

Jian Liang, Xiaobo Tian, Xingzhou Tu, Oliver Spires, Neal Brock, Daodang Wang, Heng Wu, Liyong Ren, Baoli Yao, Stanley Pau, Rongguang Liang

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In this paper, we propose and demonstrate a new 3D imaging technique which can simultaneously provide surface shape, color, and polarization information of an object. The system employs a custom color full Stokes polarization camera and a digital color fringe projector. The color and polarization data provide additional surface details not possible using conventional fringe projection 3D imaging techniques, but important for target identification. We demonstrate that, for an object with weak spectral dependent polarization properties, it is possible to obtain surface shape, intensity, and polarization information in a snapshot, dramatically improving the imaging speed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number106088
JournalOptics and Lasers in Engineering
StatePublished - Jul 2020


  • 3D imaging
  • Fringe projection
  • Phase unwrapping
  • Polarimetric imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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