2 November 2011 Parallel phase shifting interferometry using a double cyclic shear interferometer
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In this work we present a parallel polarizing phase shifting interferometer based in a Double Cyclic Interferometer (DCSI) to analyze transparent samples. This system has the advantage of generating four beams that can interfere properly; this can reduce the number of captures needed in phase shifting interferometry. The interferometric system generates two π-shifted interferograms, which are recorded by the CCD camera in a single-shot. For the processing of the optical phase data map, a parallel phase shift can be generated by placing a linear polarizer covering two patterns. We analyze the cases of four patterns with arbitrary shifts captured in two shots. The unwrapped phase is processed by Kreis methods. Experimental results obtained by the proposed interferometer are presented.
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Noel-Ivan Toto-Arellano, David-Ignacio Serrano-García, Amalia Martínez-García, Juan Antonio Rayas-Álvarez, Gustavo Rodríguez-Zurita, Areli Montes-Pérez, "Parallel phase shifting interferometry using a double cyclic shear interferometer", Proc. SPIE 8011, 22nd Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Light for the Development of the World, 80110N (2 November 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.901957; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.901957
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