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Denoising of conoscopic holography fringe patterns with orientational filters: a comparative study
Author(s): Jose Maria Enguita; Yolanda Fernandez; Ignacio Alvarez; Cesar Fraga; Jorge Marina
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Paper Abstract

One of the most important problems to address when applying interferometric techniques to industrial applications is the high presence of noise which results in poor fringe patterns and thus poor measurements. One of the techniques that suffers most with this problem is conoscopic holography. Even if this interferometric technique is ideal for industrial inspection, the poor quality of fringe patterns obtained in adverse environments may even make measurement impossible. Classical filtering techniques based on one-dimensional filters or general speckle removal filters such as Frost or Gamma may not suffice in adverse conditions, therefore a new approach based on the nature of the fringe pattern information itself must be looked into. In this paper we propose the use of orientational filters to develop a filtering method, that not only removes noise of any nature, but also enhances the fringe pattern information. Several approaches to these algorithms are implemented and evaluated using synthetic conoscopic fringe patterns under different noise conditions, showing how they clearly outperform classical filters with a negligible distortion even in the worst conditions. Examples with real data acquired with the latest prototype of conoscopic long-standoff profilometer are also provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5457, Optical Metrology in Production Engineering, (10 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.544135
Show Author Affiliations
Jose Maria Enguita, Univ. de Oviedo (Spain)
Yolanda Fernandez, Univ. de Oviedo (Spain)
Ignacio Alvarez, Univ. de Oviedo (Spain)
Cesar Fraga, Univ. de Oviedo (Spain)
Jorge Marina, Univ. de Oviedo (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5457:
Optical Metrology in Production Engineering
Wolfgang Osten; Mitsuo Takeda, Editor(s)

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