The linearized perturbation method for fringe pattern analysis and its extension to multifringe analysis have been recently introduced [Hilaire, Ph.D. dissertation (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., 1993)]. For isolating the error component that is due to information processing—as opposed to image-acquisition errors—experimental calibration experiments were conducted by use of computer-generated fringe patterns. The effects of noise, fringe completeness, image resolution, illumination, quantization, and displacement magnitude are tested and discussed in evaluating the software’s performance and accuracy.
© 1997 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 16, 1996
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 1997
Published: November 10, 1997
Joseph Pegna, Thierry P. Hilaire, and George Nagy, "Software calibration of the multifringe pattern analysis of circular zone plates," Appl. Opt. 36, 8370-8380 (1997)