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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 27 — Dec. 17, 2012
  • pp: 28341–28346

Deflectometric method for surface shape reconstruction from its gradient

Antonin Miks and Jiri Novak  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 27, pp. 28341-28346 (2012)

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In this work we provide a theoretical analysis of gradient deflectometric method for 3D topography measurements of optically smooth surfaces. It is shown that the surface reconstruction problem leads to a nonlinear partial differential equation. A shape of a surface can be calculated by solution of a derived equation. An advantage of the presented method is a noncontact character and no need for a reference surface.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.6650) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Surface measurements, figure
(220.4840) Optical design and fabrication : Testing

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: September 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2012
Published: December 6, 2012

Antonin Miks and Jiri Novak, "Deflectometric method for surface shape reconstruction from its gradient," Opt. Express 20, 28341-28346 (2012)

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