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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 9 — Oct. 3, 2011

Noninterferometric topography measurements of fast moving surfaces

Shirly Vinikman Pinhasi, Shalom Eliezer, Benny Glam, Gabi Appelbaum, and Lior Bakshi  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 28, Issue 8, pp. 1562-1565 (2011)

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The topography of moving surfaces is recovered by noninterferometric measurements. The phase reconstruction is derived by measuring the intensities of a backscattered pulsed laser light and solving the transport intensity equation (TIE). The TIE is solved by expanding the phase into a series of Zernike polynomials, leading to a set of appropriate algebraic equations. This technique, which enables us to make a direct connection between experiments and the TIE, has been successfully tested in gas gun experiments. In particular, the topographies of a moving projectile and the free surface of a shocked target were recovered.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: March 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 31, 2011
Published: July 8, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Shirly Vinikman Pinhasi, Shalom Eliezer, Benny Glam, Gabi Appelbaum, and Lior Bakshi, "Noninterferometric topography measurements of fast moving surfaces," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 1562-1565 (2011)

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