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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 2012
  • pp: 1045–1048

Three-dimensional phase step profilometry with a multicore optical fiber

Ari Novack, David D’Annunzio, Ekin Doğuş Çubuk, Naci Inci, and Lynne Molter  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 8, pp. 1045-1048 (2012)

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This paper demonstrates the feasibility of using phase stepping and a multicore optical fiber to calculate an object’s depth profile. An interference pattern is projected by an optical fiber onto the object. The distorted interference pattern containing the object information is captured by a CCD camera and processed using a phase step interferometry method. The phase step method is less computationally intensive compared to two-dimensional Fourier transform profilometry and provides more accuracy when measuring objects of high frequency spatial variations.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(120.2650) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fringe analysis
(120.2830) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Height measurements
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 11, 2011
Published: March 5, 2012

Ari Novack, David D’Annunzio, Ekin Doğuş Çubuk, Naci Inci, and Lynne Molter, "Three-dimensional phase step profilometry with a multicore optical fiber," Appl. Opt. 51, 1045-1048 (2012)

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