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Use of Wollaston prism to simplify the polarization method for simultaneous recording of moiré interferometry fringe patterns
Author(s): Fei Su; Yao Feng Sun; Kerm Sin Chian; Sung Yi; Fulong Dai
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Paper Abstract

We have improved the conventional polarization method used to separate and simultaneously capture the moiré interferometry fringe patterns of the U and V fields. The beamsplitter grating and integrated analyzers in the conventional method are substituted for with a Wollaston prism. The operation of this method is thus simplified and quality of the fringe patterns can be improved. Furthermore, it is easy to implement this technique in compact moiré interferometry system with a minimum of additional components. The key points of operation are stressed and an application of this improved method is presented to show its feasibility. Also, the system error due to the use of this technique is analyzed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 43(12) doi: 10.1117/1.1811082
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 43, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Fei Su, Nanyang Technical Univ. (Singapore)
Yao Feng Sun, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (Singapore)
Kerm Sin Chian, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Sung Yi, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Fulong Dai, Tsinghua Univ. (China)

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