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Electronic speckle techniques in noisy environments
Author(s): Bruno F. Pouet; Sridhar Krishnaswamy
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Paper Abstract

The main sources of noise that lead to speckle phase distortion and decorrelation are identified and methods to overcome these are suggested. An automated continuous reference updating technique is shown to be able to avoid speckle decorrelation induced by object drift or low frequency vibrations. A second improvement using the introduction of phase shift, and the addition of surface information during every image acquisition, is demonstrated to insure fringe pattern stability even in the presence of relatively high frequency noise due to thermal currents or air flow. Furthermore, phase modulation is used to reduce the speckle effect by removing the speckle phase term. The application of these techniques to the task of nondestructive detection of structural defects in aluminum plates is demonstrated in a very noisy environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2003, Interferometry VI: Techniques and Analysis, (10 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165485
Show Author Affiliations
Bruno F. Pouet, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Sridhar Krishnaswamy, Northwestern Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2003:
Interferometry VI: Techniques and Analysis
Osuk Y. Kwon; Gordon M. Brown; Malgorzata Kujawinska, Editor(s)

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