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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 5 — Feb. 27, 2012
  • pp: 5613–5621

3D displacement measurements of the tympanic membrane with digital holographic interferometry

S. Muñoz Solís, F. Mendoza Santoyo, and M. del Socorro Hernández-Montes  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 5, pp. 5613-5621 (2012)

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A digital holographic interferometry (DHI) system with three object-illumination beams is used for the first time to measure micro-deformations along the x, y and z axes (3D) on the tympanic membrane (TM) surface of a post-mortem cat. In order to completely and accurately measure the TM surface displacements its shape is required to map on it the x, y and z micro-deformations. The surface contour is obtained by applying small shifts to the object illumination source position. A cw laser in stroboscopic mode and a CCD camera were used and synchronized to the acoustic excitation wave that produces a resonant vibration mode on the tympanic membrane surface. This research work reports on the 3D full field of view response of the TM to sound pressure, and has as its main goal the presentation of DHI as an alternative technique to study the TM real displacement behavior when subjected to sound waves, so it can be used as a diagnostic tool to prevent and treat TM diseases.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2880) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Holographic interferometry
(120.4630) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical inspection
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(170.6935) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tissue characterization

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: December 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 2012
Published: February 22, 2012

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S. Muñoz Solís, F. Mendoza Santoyo, and M. del Socorro Hernández-Montes, "3D displacement measurements of the tympanic membrane with digital holographic interferometry," Opt. Express 20, 5613-5621 (2012)

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