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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Aug. 26, 2013
  • pp: 19657–19667

Measuring the thickness of soap bubbles with phase-shift interferometry

Maurizio Vannoni, Andrea Sordini, Riccardo Gabrieli, Mauro Melozzi, and Giuseppe Molesini  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 19657-19667 (2013)

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A model for the optical path difference introduced by a soap bubble in transmission is described. The model is then used with interferometric data to solve for the fringe order, and to define a procedure to extract the global film thickness in presence of turbulence flows occurring during the drainage process due to gravity. Experimental results on soap bubbles examined in single-pass phase-shift interferometry are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.2650) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fringe analysis
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: April 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2013
Published: August 14, 2013

Maurizio Vannoni, Andrea Sordini, Riccardo Gabrieli, Mauro Melozzi, and Giuseppe Molesini, "Measuring the thickness of soap bubbles with phase-shift interferometry," Opt. Express 21, 19657-19667 (2013)

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