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  • Vol. 10, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1971
  • pp: 182–186

A Holographic Interferometer for Measuring Radiation Energy Deposition Profiles in Transparent Liquids

E. K. Hussmann  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 182-186 (1971)

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An apparatus has been designed for real-time and double-exposure holographic interferometry to determine radiation absorbed dose distributions in transparent liquids. The change in refractive index of the liquid due to a temperature rise after irradiation is measured interferometrically. In a cylindrically symmetrical radiation field, the dose distribution can be computed from data supplied by the reconstruction of the holographic interferogram taken as side-view profile of the change in optical pathlength. Relatively inexpensive components such as a low-powered He–Ne laser together with a conventional photographic shutter and low-cost mirrors and lenses were used. The mathematical procedure for unfolding the three-dimensional dose distribtion is described, and an example is given for use with a high-intensity, pulsed, 2-MV electron source.

© 1971 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 27, 1970
Published: January 1, 1971

E. K. Hussmann, "A Holographic Interferometer for Measuring Radiation Energy Deposition Profiles in Transparent Liquids," Appl. Opt. 10, 182-186 (1971)

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