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Self-reference method for phase-shift interferometry
Author(s): Zongtao Ge; Mitsuo Takeda
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Paper Abstract

A self-reference method (SRM) is proposed to realize high precision fringe analysis for phase-shifting interferometry when translation and tilt errors exist in phase shifters. In this method, arbitrary pixel-dependent phase shifts including those caused by tilt are directly estimated from a single interferogram by the Fourier transform method without using any extra reference mirror. The obtained phase shifts are then used to reconstruct the original wave front according to the algorithm of the proposed self-reference method. Computer simulations demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed method. Precision of shifted phases and tilts estimation is also evaluated, and some error sources are analyzed. It is shown that the self-reference 3-step method can give better accuracy than that of the popular 5-step method even when the tilt error exists in the reference surface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4416, Optical Engineering for Sensing and Nanotechnology (ICOSN 2001), (8 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.427037
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Zongtao Ge, Fuji Photo Optical Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Mitsuo Takeda, Univ. of Electro-Communications (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4416:
Optical Engineering for Sensing and Nanotechnology (ICOSN 2001)
Koichi Iwata, Editor(s)

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