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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2013
  • pp: A188–A194

High-precision phase-shifting interferometry with spherical wavefront reference

Xianfeng Xu, Guangcan Lu, Yanjie Tian, Guoxia Han, Hongguang Yuan, Fei Gao, Xingxu Miao, and Zhiyong Jiao  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 1, pp. A188-A194 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.00A188


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Abstract

An advanced phase-shifting interferometry approach with a spherical wavefront reference is proposed to improve the quality of the holographic image by avoiding errors caused by noncollimated reference and lowering the resolution of the recording device. By considering not only the real amplitude but also the phase distribution of a spherical wavefront reference, a singular object-wave reconstruction formula is deduced. The suggested method here can work without using the collimator in the reference wave and can then remove all the errors incurred by it. Computer simulations demonstrate that this technique is more convenient in the recording process and can improve the precision of the reconstructed wavefront by more than one order of magnitude after considering the real reference amplitude. Optical experiment results show the feasibility and effectiveness of this method.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.2880) Holography : Holographic interferometry
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement

History
Original Manuscript: August 13, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2012
Published: November 13, 2012

Citation
Xianfeng Xu, Guangcan Lu, Yanjie Tian, Guoxia Han, Hongguang Yuan, Fei Gao, Xingxu Miao, and Zhiyong Jiao, "High-precision phase-shifting interferometry with spherical wavefront reference," Appl. Opt. 52, A188-A194 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-1-A188


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