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Automatic analysis of interferograms: the issue of phase shifter calibration
Author(s): Bartosz Zielinski; Krzysztof Patorski
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Paper Abstract

Regardless of the time passing by the Temporal Phase Shifting (TPS) method is still one of the most commonly used interferometric techniques of automatic interferogram data acquisition and analysis. It is known to be accurate and reliable. The main assumption of TPS is that a set of images acquired has a phase difference due to a perfectly implemented phase shift only. Several calibration algorithms used are modifications of the Carre algorithm. This paper focuses on the implementation and numerical analysis of the calibration algorithm proposed by Chen et al. It is based on seeking the maximum and minimum intensity values. This approach is less restrictive because it does not require any knowledge of the phase shifter performance or establishing a special phase distribution in an interferogram. Its overall robustness is expected to be better, especially in view of in situ calibration conducted before every measurement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6347, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2006, 63471M (12 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.714800
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Bartosz Zielinski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Krzysztof Patorski, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6347:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2006

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