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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 17 — Jun. 10, 2007
  • pp: 3462–3465

Phase tracking with a spatial synchronous method

Jesús Muñoz-Maciel, Francisco G. Peña-Lecona, Cesar Castillo-Quevedo, Francisco J. Casillas-Rodríguez, Víctor M. Duran-Ramírez, Miguel Mora-González, and Jaime G. Rodríguez-Zavala  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 17, pp. 3462-3465 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.003462


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Abstract

A modified form of a phase tracking method to demodulate a single fringe pattern is presented. Phase values from local areas of the interferogram are recovered by means of a spatial synchronous technique instead of solving the set of nonlinear equations obtained from the implementation of the ordinary algorithm. This results in a significant speed improvement of the method. Additionally, the robustness against noise is maintained, and the sensitivity to contrast variations is decremented with respect to the phase tracking technique.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(100.2650) Image processing : Fringe analysis
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: September 26, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 8, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2007
Published: May 18, 2007

Citation
Jesús Muñoz-Maciel, Francisco G. Peña-Lecona, Cesar Castillo-Quevedo, Francisco J. Casillas-Rodríguez, Víctor M. Duran-Ramírez, Miguel Mora-González, and Jaime G. Rodríguez-Zavala, "Phase tracking with a spatial synchronous method," Appl. Opt. 46, 3462-3465 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-17-3462

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