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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2013
  • pp: A56–A67

Nondestructive testing by using long-wave infrared interferometric techniques with CO2 lasers and microbolometer arrays

Igor Alexeenko, Jean-François Vandenrijt, Giancarlo Pedrini, Cédric Thizy, Birgit Vollheim, Wolfgang Osten, and Marc P. Georges  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 1, pp. A56-A67 (2013)

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We describe three different interferometric techniques (electronic speckle pattern interferometry, digital holographic interferometry, and digital shearography), using a long-wave infrared radiation produced by a CO 2 laser and recorded on a microbolometer array. Experimental results showing how these methods can be used for nondestructive testing are presented. Advantages and disadvantages of these approaches are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2880) Holography : Holographic interferometry
(120.4290) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Nondestructive testing
(120.6165) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Speckle interferometry, metrology

Original Manuscript: July 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2012
Published: October 22, 2012

Igor Alexeenko, Jean-François Vandenrijt, Giancarlo Pedrini, Cédric Thizy, Birgit Vollheim, Wolfgang Osten, and Marc P. Georges, "Nondestructive testing by using long-wave infrared interferometric techniques with CO2 lasers and microbolometer arrays," Appl. Opt. 52, A56-A67 (2013)

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