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Spatiotemporal strain distribution mapping using novel optical heterodyne polarimeter
Author(s): Kazuhiko Oka; Tomoko Yamaguchi; Yoshihiro Ohtsuka
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Paper Abstract

A novel method for mapping spatiotemporal strain distributions in a photoelastic sample is described. In an optical heterodyne polarimeter developed, a circularly polarized beam of light is transmitted by a photoelastic sample which is being loaded with time, and then photomixed with a local oscillator beam with linearly polarized two-frequency components. The photocurrent generated in a MOS TV camera possesses the two orthogonal filed components of the signal beam transmitted by the sample, from which the spatiotemporal orthogonal principal strains induced in the sample can be determined. No use of mechanically movable components for polarization alignment allows us to follow a rapid change in the strain distribution. The major advantage of this method is that the orthogonal in-plane principal strains and the out-of-plane strain can be determined independently. The spatial and temporal resolutions in the maps are 0.18 mm and 2.9 ms, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2265, Polarization Analysis and Measurement II, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186692
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Kazuhiko Oka, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
Tomoko Yamaguchi, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)
Yoshihiro Ohtsuka, Hokkaido Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2265:
Polarization Analysis and Measurement II
Dennis H. Goldstein; David B. Chenault, Editor(s)

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