Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Polarization experiments in holographic interferometry
Author(s): Gerhard Ackermann; Jürgen Eichler; Lothar Dünkel; Claudia Schneeweiss
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00

Paper Abstract

Experiments of real time holographic interferometry were performed with circular and linear polarized laser radiation. An object with a metallic and dielectric part of the surface was studied. It was found that holographic interferometry on the metallic surface can easily be understood with different combinations of the polarization of the different waves. However, unexpected results were found for experiments with the dielectric. The experiments can be explained assuming that the object wave of a diffuse scattering dielectric is different for illumination with right and left circular polarized radiation. Thus, the interference structure of a hologram originating from these waves is also different, in spite of the fact that the image of the object seems to be the same. A theoretical analysis can be performed extending the well-known Jones matrices for radiation depolarized by dielectrics. Theoretical and practical consequences are discussed that refer to the polarization structure of light and to holographic interferometry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6488, Practical Holography XXI: Materials and Applications, 64880C (20 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.706257
Show Author Affiliations
Gerhard Ackermann, Technische Fachhochschule Berlin, Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Jürgen Eichler, Technische Fachhochschule Berlin, Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Lothar Dünkel, Technische Fachhochschule Berlin, Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Claudia Schneeweiss, Technische Fachhochschule Berlin, Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6488:
Practical Holography XXI: Materials and Applications
Roger A. Lessard; Hans I. Bjelkhagen, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top