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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 1998
  • pp: 4150–4153

Fringe formation in an in-plane displacement measurement configuration with twofold increase in sensitivity: theory and experiment

T. Santhanakrishnan, P. K. Palanisamy, and R. S. Sirohi  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 19, pp. 4150-4153 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.004150


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Abstract

A fringe-formation theory for a dual-beam illumination configuration that leads to a twofold increase in sensitivity for the measurement of in-plane displacement is described. Here we have taken into account all four beams simultaneously that are generated at the image plane owing to two-beam illumination and their cross-interference terms for fringe formation. We show that the sensitivity obtainable is the usual interferometric sensitivity when we take into account all four beams simultaneously and doubles only when the retroreflected beams are observed. A detailed theory and an experimental demonstration of the method are presented.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.2650) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fringe analysis
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.6160) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Speckle interferometry

History
Original Manuscript: October 7, 1997
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 1998
Published: July 1, 1998

Citation
T. Santhanakrishnan, P. K. Palanisamy, and R. S. Sirohi, "Fringe formation in an in-plane displacement measurement configuration with twofold increase in sensitivity: theory and experiment," Appl. Opt. 37, 4150-4153 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-19-4150

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