Two-Reference-Beam Holographic Interferometry

  • R. Dändliker
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 68)


Since its invention in 1965, holographic interferometry has found many applications, mainly in deformation and vibration analysis of solid objects, but also in the investigation of transparent objects with refractive-index changes and in holographic contouring. In numerous works, all kind of methods for the observation and interpretation of the interference fringe pattern have been elaborated. However, in spite of many propositions for quantitative evaluation of holographic interferograms, the major applications of holographic interferometry in industry are still based on qualitative interpretation of the interferograms. The historical reasons are: insufficient accuracy and density of data obtained from interference fringe counting, lack of automated fringe evaluation methods which avoid time consuming manual evaluation, and furthermore quantitative methods often required complicated optical arrangements to simplify the calculation and interpretation.


Phase Error Speckle Pattern Reference Beam Holographic Interferometry Illumination Direction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Dändliker
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  1. 1.Institute of MicrotechnologyUniversity of NeuchâtelNeuchâtelSwitzerland

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