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Appl Opt. 1987 May 15;26(10):1964-71. doi: 10.1364/AO.26.001964.

Strain measurement by heterodyne holographic interferometry.


Heterodyne holographic interferometry provides automated interference phase measurement with high resolution and allows the quantitative evaluation of 3-D displacement and strain on solid objects. The fundamentals of heterodyning in double-exposure holography are reviewed and its possibilities and limitations are discussed in detail. Experimental results of strain measurement on a curved object surface are reported. Three double-exposure hologram recordings with different illuminations are used to get the vector displacement. Based on locally calculated derivatives of the displacement field, a sensitivity for the strain components of 1 microm/m with a spatial resolution of a few millimeters has been achieved. The features of heterodyne holographic interferometry are compared with those of quasiheterodyne (phase stepping) fringe interpolation.

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