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Real-time speckle photography: a breakthrough
Author(s): Valery Petrov
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Paper Abstract

Speckle photography for small displacements can be carried out rather easily. It is a well established method. Unfortunately problems arise when specklegrams must be obtained in real time. Silver halide media infer lengthy multi-stage photoprocessing of specklegrams. Real time speckle photography utilizing non-silver media can be implemented but the techniques involved are rather complicated. Extremely simple and inexpensive approaches to speckle photography are introduced here. They combine positive features of speckle photography and momental holography. This permits the user to produce quasi real time specklegrams within a few seconds. High quality speckle photographs were obtained with different laser sources on high resolution silver halide media: Russian PFG-03, PFG-03 C (color), Agfa-Gevaert 8E 75 HD films and plates. Very good specklegrams were obtained also in lighted environment. Hybrid holospecklegrams i.e. holograms and speckle photographs of the same object were obtained simultaneously on the same media. Such holospecklegrams were also produced within fa few seconds. Quite unexpectedly good specklegrams were recorded even in water. Photographs of momentally produced specklegrams are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 December 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2951, Holographic and Diffractive Techniques, (20 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262421
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Valery Petrov, Consultant (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2951:
Holographic and Diffractive Techniques
Guenther J. Dausmann, Editor(s)

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