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Resolving focal plane ambiguity in depth map creation from defocus blur using chromatic aberration
, S. Gupta, K.S. Venkatesh
Published in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Focal plane ambiguity in depth map creation from defocus blur has remained an challenging problem. In this paper, we present a method to resolve this issue with the help of Chromatic Aberration(CA). CA is a distortion referred to focal length variation of the lens with wavelength of light. When light, a mixture of various monochromatic components, passes through a lens, multiple focal planes are generated due to CA. There also exists an inherent ordering in the defocus blur of the object for different RGB components depending on whether the object lies in the near or far focus region. The ordering reverses as soon as focal planes are crossed. By using this difference in ordering of the defocus amount for different RGB components of an object, we can deduce whether the object is present in front of or behind the image plane, hence using this information, a more reliable depth map can be obtained. © 2015 IEEE.