Unlike the monochrome line scan technology, the following specifically covers colour line scan systems. For colour segmentation into the three basic colours red, green and blue (and sometimes a fourth, IR) either single chip cameras with 2/3 (or 4) lines or a prism camera is used.
In the first part to our colour line scan series, we explained how the dual line sensor works.
In this, second, part we'll be covering the prism technology. The following infographic gives you a quick overview of the four different technologies and right below that there's a link to a short video that explains how the prism technology works.