We present a method for obtaining the phase of a noisy simulated interferogram. We find the wave-front aberrations by transforming the problem of fitting a polynomial into an optimization problem, which is then solved using an evolutionary algorithm. Our experimental results show that our method yields a more accurate solution than other methods commonly used to solve this problem.
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(100.2650) Image processing : Fringe analysis
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(220.1010) Optical design and fabrication : Aberrations (global)
(220.4840) Optical design and fabrication : Testing
Sergio Vázquez-Montiel, Juan Jaime Sánchez-Escobar, and Olac Fuentes, "Obtaining the Phase of An Interferogram By Use Of An Evolution Strategy: Part I.," Appl. Opt. 41, 3448-3452 (2002)