Dynamic Mach–Zehnder interferometer based on a Michelson configuration and a cube beam splitter system

  • A. Montes PérezEmail author
  • G. Rodríguez-Zurita
  • V. H. Flores-Muñoz
  • G. Parra-Escamilla
  • D. I. Serrano-García
  • A. Martínez-García
  • J. M. Islas-Islas
  • J. G. Ortega-Mendoza
  • L. García Lechuga
  • Noel-Ivan Toto-ArellanoEmail author
Regular Paper


We developed simultaneous phase-shifting system based on a Mach–Zehnder interferometer and a replicating system integrated by a Michelson configuration and a cube beam splitter. The system is capable to obtain four simultaneous interferograms in a single capture, and the phase shifts are controlled by placing a linear polarizer in each replica obtained. The system retrieves four interferograms with a relative phase shift of π/2 and the optical phase map is calculated using the four-step algorithm. In addition, the configuration presents potential capabilities for generating spiral interference patterns. To show the advantage of the technique, experimental results are presented for static and dynamic samples.


Interferometry Phase shift Optical metrology 



The authors would like to thank the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments and suggestions to improve the quality of the paper. Author N. I. Toto-Arellano acknowledges the support provided by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) by the project A1-S-20925. A. Montes Pérez acknowledges the support provided by the Vice-Rectoría de Investigation y Estudios de Posgrado (VIEP) for project MOPA-EXC17-G and the Programa para el Desarrollo Profesional Docente (PRODEP) under project DSA/ 103.5 / 15/7449. Author V.H. Flores-Muñoz acknowledges Programa para el Desarrollo Profesional Docente (PRODEP) for the grant provided (UPBIC-PTC-022).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Montes Pérez
    • 1
    Email author
  • G. Rodríguez-Zurita
    • 1
  • V. H. Flores-Muñoz
    • 3
  • G. Parra-Escamilla
    • 4
  • D. I. Serrano-García
    • 4
  • A. Martínez-García
    • 5
  • J. M. Islas-Islas
    • 2
  • J. G. Ortega-Mendoza
    • 6
  • L. García Lechuga
    • 2
  • Noel-Ivan Toto-Arellano
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Laboratorio de Óptica Física de la BeneméritaUniversidad Autónoma de PueblaPueblaMexico
  2. 2.Cuerpo Académico de Ingeniería Ciencias e Innovación Tecnológica, Centro de Tecnologías Ópticas y FotónicasUniversidad Tecnológica de TulancingoTulancingoMexico
  3. 3.Departamento de Ingeniería RobóticaUniversidad Politécnica del BicentenarioSilaoMexico
  4. 4.Centro Universitario de Ciencias Exactas e IngenieríasUniversidad de GuadalajaraGuadalajaraMexico
  5. 5.Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica A.CLeónMexico
  6. 6.División de IngenieríasUniversidad Politécnica de TulancingoTulancingoMexico

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