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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — May. 16, 2005
  • pp: 3743–3753

Phase extraction from three and more interferograms registered with different unknown wavefront tilts

Oleg Soloviev and Gleb Vdovin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 3743-3753 (2005)

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We propose phase retrieval from three or more interferograms corresponding to different tilts of an object wavefront. The algorithm uses the information contained in the interferogram differences to reduce the problem to phase shifting. Three interferograms is the minimum for restoring the phase over most of the image. Four or more interferograms are needed to restore the phase over the whole image. The method works with images including open and closed fringes in any combination.

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

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 12, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 4, 2005
Published: May 16, 2005

Oleg Soloviev and Gleb Vdovin, "Phase extraction from three and more interferograms registered with different unknown wavefront tilts," Opt. Express 13, 3743-3753 (2005)

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