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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1980
  • pp: 3529–3535

Determination of size and position of fast moving gas bubbles in liquids by digital 3-D image processing of hologram reconstructions

G. Haussmann and W. Lauterborn  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 20, pp. 3529-3535 (1980)

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An experimental setup for digital 3-D image processing from hologram reconstructions is described. The real image as obtained upon reconstruction of the hologram with its conjugated reference wave is scanned by a movable image dissector camera without imaging optics and serves as analog 3-D picture input storage to the computer. This scheme has been developed to analyze automatically fast moving bubble fields in liquids recorded by high speed holographic techniques. A computer code has been written combining standard methods like gradient filtering from the field of image processing with specially developed algorithms for speckle noise suppression to locate and count the bubbles in the image volume and to determine their morphological data.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 8, 1980
Published: October 15, 1980

G. Haussmann and W. Lauterborn, "Determination of size and position of fast moving gas bubbles in liquids by digital 3-D image processing of hologram reconstructions," Appl. Opt. 19, 3529-3535 (1980)

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