OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics


  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 1992
  • pp: 488–496

Fringe localization control in holographic interferometry

J. Blanco-García, J. L. Fernández, and M. Pérez-Amor  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 488-496 (1992)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1377 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



The practical use of holographic interferometry in nondestructive testing leads to many situations in which the characteristics of the fringe patterns make the observation and subsequent interpretation of the fringes difficult. Fringe control may then be employed to correct the troublesome parameters, the most commonly treated of which is fringe spacing. To gain more powerful control, a novel method is presented here that also permits one to change the localization of the fringe pattern. General vectorial expressions are derived that relate a tilt in the reference beam to a change in the fringe localization. Moreover the changes introduced into the fringe vector by this tilt can be suppressed by an adequate shift of the illumination beam focus. Some illustrative examples for a plane object are presented.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 25, 1990
Published: February 1, 1992

J. Blanco-García, J. L. Fernández, and M. Pérez-Amor, "Fringe localization control in holographic interferometry," Appl. Opt. 31, 488-496 (1992)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. C. M. Vest, Holographic Interferometry (Wiley, New York, 1979).
  2. J. P. Waters, “Interferometric Holography,” in Holographic Nondestructive Testing, R. K. Erf, ed. (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1974).
  3. O. D. D. Soares, J. F. Fernandez, “Moire Evaluation Holography,” in International Conference on Holography Applications, ed., Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.673, 198–206 (1986). [CrossRef]
  4. O. D. D. Soares, A. L. V. S. Lage, L. M. Bernardo, “Moiré evaluation with fringe patterns of interferograms, holograms, moirégrams and specklegrams,” in Optical Metrology, O. D. D. Soares, ed. (Nijhoff, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1987).
  5. J. Blanco-García, J. L. Fernández, C. Lopez, A. F. Doval, M. Pérez-Amor, “Annulling parasitic fringes in real-time holographic interferometry: a new method,” Appl. Opt. 30, 1588–1590 (1991). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. P. K. Rastogi, P. Jacquot, L. Pflug, “Holographic interferometry applied at subfreezing temperatures: study of damage in concrete exposed to frost action,” Opt. Eng. 27, 172–178 (1988). [CrossRef]
  7. C. A. Sciammarella, “Holographic moire, an optical tool for determination of displacements, strains, contours and slopes of surfaces,” Opt. Eng. 21, 447–457 (1982). [CrossRef]
  8. M. Yonemura, “Holographic contour generation by spatial frequency modulation,” Appl. Opt. 21, 3652–3658 (1982). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. K. A. Stetson, “A rigourous treatment of the fringes of hologram interferometry,” Optik 29, 386–400 (1969).
  10. S. Walles, “Visibility and localization of fringes in holographic interferometry of diffusely reflecting surfaces,” Ark. Fys. 40, 299–403 (1970).
  11. W. Schumann, M. Dubas, Holographic Interferometry (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1979).
  12. M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, New York, 1975).
  13. T. Tsuruta, N. Shiotake, Y. Itoh, “Formation and localization of holographically produced interference fringes,” Opt. Acta 16, 723–733 (1969). [CrossRef]
  14. W. Schumann, “Some aspects of the optical techniques for strain determination,” Exp. Mech. 13, 225–231 (1973). [CrossRef]
  15. R. J. Collier, C. B. Burckhardt, L. H. Lin, Optical Holography (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1971).
  16. I. S. Sokolnikoff, Tensor Analysis: Theory and Applications (Wiley, New York, 1951).
  17. K. A. Stetson, “Matrix methods in hologram interferometry,” in Optical Metrology, O. D. D. Soares, ed. (Nijhoff, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1987).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited