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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1181–1186

Principal formulas of integrated photoelasticity in terms of characteristic parameters

Leo Ainola and Hillar Aben  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 1181-1186 (2005)

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Recent advances in integrated photoelasticity have opened the possibility of determining tomographically arbitrary three-dimensional stress fields. Since photoelastic tomography is based on experimental measurement of the characteristic parameters, the dependence of these parameters on the stress distribution on a light ray is considered in detail. The possibility of determining certain integrals of the stress components is analyzed, and the linear approximation of integrated photoelasticity has been rigorously treated.

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OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

Original Manuscript: August 20, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: December 24, 2004
Published: June 1, 2005

Leo Ainola and Hillar Aben, "Principal formulas of integrated photoelasticity in terms of characteristic parameters," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 1181-1186 (2005)

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