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Experimental interferogram analysis using an automatic polynomial fitting method based on evolutionary computation
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Paper Abstract

We report on the experimental verification of an alternative method to the conventional least-squares fit method to obtain the phase of real interferograms. The proposed method performs an automatic polynomial fitting by solving an optimization problem, where an objective function is minimized and the solution to the irradiance equation is considered as an inverse problem. In this work, we consider fundamental concepts by comparing the performance of the least-squares fit method and the evolutionary algorithm. It is important to point out that the experimental verification of interferograms with the proposed method is applied to confirm the quality of some manufactured optical surfaces at the Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Optica y Electrónica.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 44(4) 045604 doi: 10.1117/1.1886845
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 44, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Juan Jaime Sanchez-Escobar, Ctr. de Enseñanza Técnica Industrial (Mexico)
Sergio Vazquez-Montiel, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (Mexico)

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