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2 November 2011 Characterization of acoustically induced deformations of human tympanic membranes by digital holography and shearography
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Recently, we introduced a Digital Optoelectronic Holographic System (DOEHS) for measurement of acoustically induced deformations of the human tympanic membrane (TM) in order to study and diagnose pathologic conditions of the middle-ear. The DOEHS consists of laser-delivery illumination (IS), optical head (OH), image-processing computer (IP), and positioning arm (PS) subsystems. Holographic information is recorded by a CCD and numerically reconstructed by Fresnel approximation. Our holographic otoscope system is currently deployed in a clinic and is packaged in a custom design. Since digital holography is a high sensitivity measurement technique and the interfering light waves travel along different paths, it makes measurements acquired by DOEHS susceptible to external vibrations. In order to avoid this susceptibility, we are testing a shearography setup as OH. Shearography presents same advantages as holographic interferometry, but it is less susceptible to vibration and external noise, which is a characteristic needed for the use of our techniques in a clinical environment. In this paper we present work in progress in our development of a shearography technique based on a Mach-Zehnder configuration as OH and demonstrate its application by quantifying vibrations modes in thin membranes, including human TM. Results are compared with those obtained with DOEHS.
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J. M. Flores-Moreno, Cosme Furlong, Jeffrey T. Cheng, John J. Rosowski, and S. N. Merchant "Characterization of acoustically induced deformations of human tympanic membranes by digital holography and shearography", Proc. SPIE 8011, 22nd Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Light for the Development of the World, 80118C (2 November 2011); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.903595
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