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Projection moire interferometer for research in otology
Author(s): Joris J.J. Dirckx; Willem F. Decraemer
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Paper Abstract

A moire interferometer is presented which was specially designed for the study of middle ear mechanics. The apparatus is based on phase shift projection moire interferometry, and allows full field quantitative measurement of the shape and deformation of three-dimensional surfaces. Phase shifting and grating noise removal is obtained by piezo-actuated movements of the gratings in the projection and the viewing optical path, respectively. Object shape is then calculated from the recordings of four phase shift moire topograms. The angle between projection and viewing direction is very small, so that observation of the eardrum is possible with minimal shadow problems caused by the bony structures in the vicinity of the eardrum. Measurements obtained on a calibration object and on in-vitro middle ear preparations are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 February 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3567, Optical and Imaging Techniques for Biomonitoring IV, (12 February 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.339177
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Joris J.J. Dirckx, Univ. of Antwerp (Belgium)
Willem F. Decraemer, Univ. of Antwerp (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3567:
Optical and Imaging Techniques for Biomonitoring IV
Marco Dal Fante; Hans-Jochen Foth; Neville Krasner; Renato Marchesini; Halina Podbielska, Editor(s)

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