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Multifractals and dynamic speckle
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Paper Abstract

In recent years, the fractal theory has been applied to a wide variety of scientific problems. However, this approach has not been used to study dynamic processes through the analysis of temporal sequences of speckle patterns. In this work we present a study of the dynamic speckle phenomenon based on the multifractal theory. This study is carried out by calculating the Hausdorff dimension of the set of singularities of the Holder exponent. These parameters are determined from the maxima of the wavelet transform modulus of the scattered light intensity along the time axis, for each pixel of the sequence of speckle images. Calculations conducted on experimental data evidence a multifractal structure in the case of a fast drying paint and a bruised fruit. We extend this result by using a synthetic model, which reproduces quite well the first and second spatial statistics of the speckle intensity as well as the correlation coefficient evaluated from a temporal sequence of speckle patterns.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6341, Speckle06: Speckles, From Grains to Flowers, 63412J (15 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.695839
Show Author Affiliations
Alejandro Federico, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial (Argentina)
Guillermo H. Kaufmann, Instituto de Física Rosario (Argentina)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6341:
Speckle06: Speckles, From Grains to Flowers
Pierre Slangen; Christine Cerruti, Editor(s)

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