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Spatiotemporal Fourier transform method for the measurement of narrowband ultrasonic surface acoustic waves with TV holography
Author(s): Cristina Trillo; Ángel Doval
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Paper Abstract

The measurement of ultrasonic surface acoustic waves of nanometric amplitude by TV holography (TVH) was demonstrated some years ago. The spatial periodicity of the wavefield across the optical phase difference maps was exploited to yield the mechanical amplitude and phase of the propagating wave. Now we present a refinement of the technique where we also profit from the temporal periodicity, at each point of the surface, of the displacement induced by the wave. We record a series of sets of primary correlograms, which are processed to yield optical phase-difference maps. We change slightly the delay between the excitation of the wave and the measurement from one recording to the next, so that the position of the wavefield on the resultant images is shifted accordingly. Every point on the surface, which oscillates at the frequency of the wave, is thus recorded at several instants of its oscillation cycle in consecutive optical phase difference maps of the sequence. We have then spatial periodicity at a given instant across each image and temporal periodicity at a given point on the surface across the series of images. This feature is exploited to calculate a three-dimensional Fourier transform of the data. As we employ narrowband ultrasonic waves, the spatial content of the spectrum is contained in a small region of the spatial frequency plane and within a thin slice of temporal frequencies, and can be easily filtered and inverse Fourier transformed to obtain the mechanical amplitude and phase of the wave. This method intends to extend the detection capability of the TVH technique to ultrasonic waves of lower amplitude.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6341, Speckle06: Speckles, From Grains to Flowers, 63410M (15 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.695290
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Cristina Trillo, Univ. de Vigo (Spain)
Ángel Doval, Univ. de Vigo (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6341:
Speckle06: Speckles, From Grains to Flowers
Pierre Slangen; Christine Cerruti, Editor(s)

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