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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2634–2639

Vortex analysis in dynamic speckle images

Gonzalo H. Sendra, Héctor J. Rabal, Ricardo Arizaga, and Marcelo Trivi  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 26, Issue 12, pp. 2634-2639 (2009)

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Optical vortex analysis has become an important tool in optical metrology. It has been shown to be able to measure small displacements with up to nanometric precision. We analyze optical vortex behavior in dynamic speckle patterns with the boiling phenomenon. We first study translational patterns with boiling and we find the limitations of the optical vortex metrology. Pure boiling patterns are also evaluated and we find a quantitative descriptor for the activity. We also observe that vortices exhibit a Brownian motion in pure boiling patterns. Numerical and experimental results are shown.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(120.6150) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Speckle imaging

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: October 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2009
Published: November 20, 2009

Gonzalo H. Sendra, Héctor J. Rabal, Ricardo Arizaga, and Marcelo Trivi, "Vortex analysis in dynamic speckle images," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 26, 2634-2639 (2009)

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