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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3203–3210

Tympanic membrane contour measurement with two source positions in digital holographic interferometry

Silvino M. Solís, María del S. Hernández-Montes, and Fernando M. Santoyo  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 12, pp. 3203-3210 (2012)

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The data acquisition from the shape of an object is a must to complete its quantitative displacement measurement analysis. Over the past years whole field of view optical non-invasive testing has been widely used in many areas, from industrial ones to, for instance, biomedical research topics. To measure the surface contour from the tympanic membrane (TM) of ex-vivo cats digital holographic interferometry (DHI) is used in combination with a two-illumination positions method: the shape is directly measured from the phase change between two source positions by means of a digital Fourier transform method. The TM shape data in conjunction with its displacement data renders a complete and accurate description of the TM deformation, a feature that no doubt will serve to better comprehend the hearing process. Acquiring knowledge from the tissue shape indicates a mechanical behavior and, indirectly, an alteration in the physiological structure due to middle ear diseases or damages in the tissue that can deteriorate sound transmission. The TM shape contour was successfully measured by using two source positions within DHI showing that the TM has a conical shape. Its maximum depth was found to be 2 mm, considering the umbo as the reference point with respect to the TM annulus plane, where the setup is arranged in such a manner that it is capable of measuring a height of up to 7 mm.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology

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Original Manuscript: September 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 4, 2012
Published: November 8, 2012

Silvino M. Solís, María del S. Hernández-Montes, and Fernando M. Santoyo, "Tympanic membrane contour measurement with two source positions in digital holographic interferometry," Biomed. Opt. Express 3, 3203-3210 (2012)

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