On finding a widest empty 1-corner corridor

A 1-corner corridor through a set S of points is an open subset of CH(S) containing no points from S and bounded by a pair of parallel polygonal lines each of which contains two segments. Given a set of n points in the plane, we consider the problem of computing a widest empty 1-corner corridor. We describe an algorithm that solves the problem in O(n4logn) time and O(n) space. We also present an approximation algorithm that computes in O(nlognε1/2+n2ε) time a solution with width at least a fraction (1-ε) of the optimal, for any small enough ε>0 ​
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