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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 19 — Sep. 12, 2011
  • pp: 18399–18409

Interpretation of moiré phenomenon in the image domain

Lingsheng Kong, Sheng Cai, Zongxuan Li, Guang Jin, Shangbing Huang, Kai Xu, and Tiancong Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 19, pp. 18399-18409 (2011)

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We propose an interpretation of moiré phenomenon in the image domain. The interpretation is basically based on the analysis of the waveform of the line families. The period, angle, and intensity profile of moiré fringes can be obtained directly in the image domain according to this interpretation. Moreover, pseudo-moiré can be interpreted visually with the consideration of the illusional contrast of the human visual system. The interpretation, which is consistent with the Fourier theory when the two superposed gratings are periodic, involves only the image domain and shows remarkable simplicity, just like the indicial equation method.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(120.4120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Moire' techniques

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: June 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 22, 2011
Published: September 6, 2011

Lingsheng Kong, Sheng Cai, Zongxuan Li, Guang Jin, Shangbing Huang, Kai Xu, and Tiancong Wang, "Interpretation of moiré phenomenon in the image domain," Opt. Express 19, 18399-18409 (2011)

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