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Real-time visualization of dynamic holographic interferometric images using photorefractive crystals
Author(s): Bruno F. Pouet; Sridhar Krishnaswamy
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Paper Abstract

Holographic interferometry of vibrating specimens using two-wave mixing in photorefractive Bi12SiO20 (BSO) crystals is achieved in reaJ-time. Real-time acquisition (30 frames per second) of holographic interferograms from vibrating objects is performed using repetitive sequences of separate record and readout times synchronized with the ccd acquisition rate. In this two-wave mixing experiment, the reference beam is collinear with the optical imaging system (the object beam) and an external AC electric field is applied onto the BSO crystal. This configuration improves the diffraction efficiency and keeps the time response to a minimum, compared to configurations where the reference and object beam interfere with a large writing-beam angle, 0. The performance of the photorefractive holographic interferometer using onaxis reference beam (0=0°) and off-axis reference beam (0=30°) are compared. Example of real-time acquisition with good fringe contrast is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 July 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2860, Laser Interferometry VIII: Techniques and Analysis, (17 July 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.276317
Show Author Affiliations
Bruno F. Pouet, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Sridhar Krishnaswamy, Northwestern Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2860:
Laser Interferometry VIII: Techniques and Analysis
Malgorzata Kujawinska; Ryszard J. Pryputniewicz; Mitsuo Takeda, Editor(s)

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