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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1997
  • pp: 427–429

Optical method of determination of stress at a point

R. N. Chakraborty, S. K. Sarkar, and A. Basuray  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 427-429 (1997)

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A method of determining stress at a point is suggested here. The effect of bending of a wave front that is due to variations of the refractive index is used to measure different aspects of stresses. A Fourier lens with a cross slit at its front focal plane is used to form interference fringes at planes near its back focal plane. The sample, illuminated by a plane-parallel coherent beam of light, is placed close to a cross slit, and the change in fringe pattern due to axial shift of the spectrum planes of the slits is measured to relate it to the state of stress.

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R. N. Chakraborty, S. K. Sarkar, and A. Basuray, "Optical method of determination of stress at a point," Opt. Lett. 22, 427-429 (1997)

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