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Holographic polarization method of determining the surface shape
Author(s): Serguei A. Alexandrov; Leonid Victorovic Tanin
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Paper Abstract

A new method of determining the surface shape of various objects including diffusely reflecting ones is proposed. The method relies on the use of polarization measurements. As a result of the application of this method, the total (resulting) object wave at each point of the reconstructed image turns out to be rotated by an angle whose value is proportional to the relief height at a given point and the direction of the angle of rotation determines the direction of the relief change. This method permits determining not only the value, but also the sign of the relief height; it also makes it possible to increase the resolution and accuracy of measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2004, Interferometry VI: Applications, (1 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172613
Show Author Affiliations
Serguei A. Alexandrov, Research Institute of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physiotherapy (Belarus)
Leonid Victorovic Tanin, Institute of Physics (Belarus)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2004:
Interferometry VI: Applications
Ryszard J. Pryputniewicz; Gordon M. Brown; Werner P. O. Jueptner, Editor(s)

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