A computer software system for performing interferometric fringe analysis interactively (FAI) is described. FAI is based on a general-purpose image-processing system running on a DEC PDP-11. The images contain 144 × 144 pixels with 64 gray levels. FAI permits manual definition of difficult fringe-pattern boundaries. The fringes are traced by an algorithm which makes use of the 2-D gray-level image information. The user can interactively guide the system and correct errors. The application of the system to analyzing moiré fringes defining eardrum shape is described.
© 1981 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 7, 1981
Published: September 15, 1981
W. R. J. Funnell, "Image processing applied to the interactive analysis of interferometric fringes," Appl. Opt. 20, 3245-3250 (1981)