, Volume 72, Issue 6, pp 761-765
Date: 19 Feb 2014

Compact and portable holographic camera using photorefractive crystals. Application in various metrological problems

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Abstract.

We present a compact holographic interferometer that uses a photorefractive crystal of the sillenite family as a holographic recording medium. Its development is based on a previous prototype that showed lack of flexibility and portability. We briefly discuss the main improvements leading to a compact device. Applications of this instrument in various metrological problems are shown, among which are two that were not already considered using holography, namely measurement of a thermal expansion coefficient and detection of fingerprints.