Optical Review

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 173–175

A method for fringe normalization by Zernike polynomial

Regular Papers

DOI: 10.1007/s10043-009-0030-7

Cite this article as:
Tien, CL., Jyu, SS. & Yang, HM. OPT REV (2009) 16: 173. doi:10.1007/s10043-009-0030-7


A new approach for fringe normalization by Zernike polynomial fitting to cancel background illumination in an interferogram is proposed. With this method, background illumination can be suppressed, high frequency noise is immunized and the contrast is improved by normalization. The main idea for this paper is to use the Zernike polynomial fitting interferogram to cancel background illumination; the high frequency noise is then filtered by a Wiener filter. Finally, the paper uses the method of local region contrast modulation to enhance fringe contrast. This method can overcome the problem of the non-uniformity illumination of fringe patterns resulting from the marginal reflection of optical components and a non-uniformity light source


interferogram fringe normalization Zernike polynomial fitting background illumination fringe contrast 

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© The Optical Society of Japan 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Electrical EngineeringFeng Chia UniversityTaichungTaiwan, R.O.C.

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