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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1970
  • pp: 942–947

Generation of Surface Contours by Moiré Patterns

D. M. Meadows, W. O. Johnson, and J. B. Allen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 942-947 (1970)

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For a number of years, observations have been made of contour-like patterns created by the moiré interference of a grid with its shadow cast onto a surface. The conditions under which these patterns correspond to planar contours are derived, and systems to generate these contours are suggested. It is shown that moiré contour patterns provide a useful and flexible means of contouring surfaces. Experimental results are presented.

© 1970 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 25, 1969
Published: April 1, 1970

D. M. Meadows, W. O. Johnson, and J. B. Allen, "Generation of Surface Contours by Moiré Patterns," Appl. Opt. 9, 942-947 (1970)

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