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Directional smoothing for interferogram reduction
Author(s): Enxi Yu; Wonjong Joo; Soyoung Stephen Cha
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the concept of directional smoothing is introduced and its application to interferogram noise reduction is presented. Interferograms provide isophase lines, that is, fringes and they thus contain directional information. In essence, the method incorporates this valuable directional information of interferograms by setting up a slender mask of relatively large aspect ratio along a fringe. The new value, that is, the average or median intensity of the pixels within the slender mask is assigned to each pixel. The slender mask could be straight or curved. For a straight slender mask, one should find the average direction of fringes within a certain chosen region. For a curved slender mask, the mask is set up along the fringe direction and may vary for each pixel. Based on computer simulation of experiments, the results appear to be promising as compared with ordinary smoothing or median filtering.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 December 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2005, Optical Diagnostics in Fluid and Thermal Flow, (2 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163740
Show Author Affiliations
Enxi Yu, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
Wonjong Joo, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)
Soyoung Stephen Cha, Univ. of Illinois/Chicago (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2005:
Optical Diagnostics in Fluid and Thermal Flow
Soyoung Stephen Cha; James D. Trolinger, Editor(s)

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