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Optical Engineering

Phase-shifting speckle interferometry: a noise reduction filter for phase unwrapping
Author(s): Annalisa Capanni; Luca Pezzati; Duilio Bertani; Maurizio Cetica; Franco Francini
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Paper Abstract

We present a noise reduction filter for the phase unwrapping of data from phase-shifting speckle pattern interferometry. This filter is effective in reducing the noise in wrapped phase maps without affecting the edges of the phase jumps, so that a simple and fast unwrapping algorithm can be used. We also discuss a data analysis strategy, including a routine for the recovery of unwrapping errors. The filter performance has been evaluated on real data from a fiber optic phase-shifting speckle interferometer, which we built for the analysis of out-of-plane deformations. The phase shifting is introduced by current modulation of the diode laser source. Some results relative to the analysis of very noisy phase measurements are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 36(9) doi: 10.1117/1.601488
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 36, Issue 9
Show Author Affiliations
Annalisa Capanni, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
Luca Pezzati, GF Galileo SMA S.r.L. (Italy)
Duilio Bertani, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
Maurizio Cetica, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)
Franco Francini, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica (Italy)


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